Student Research Experiences by College
The range of Student Research Experiences possible is vast. Students will be exposed to research through course embedded experiences and may go on to work independently with faculty or graduate students to identify an Advance SRE of distinction that fits their major and interest.
College of the Arts
Traditional Music: You will be able to further your skills through participant-observation based research that can be used to help you produce musical performances of your own.
Architectural Studies: You will get to to apply your own creative and technical skills to create solutions to a national or international call for design competition proposals. You will be able to enter the competition and exhibit your own solutions through original design drawing and models in the School of Architecture and Design senior exhibit.
College of Business Administration
Marketing: You will be able to study the marketing strategy of a local company and apply current research theory to provide recommendations to the company to improve their strategy. You will be given the opportunity to present these findings to the company as well as during Research Week.
College of Education
Kinesiology: You will be able to conduct research on the optimal amount of time for rest periods for NFL teams, and will be given the opportunity to present the results of your study through a poster presentation at the Applied Sports Management Association Conference.
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering: You will get to work in a faculty member’s lab studying the use of virtual reality to help convey complex technical topics in the field of solar energy. Your active participation will have the possibility of involving you in numerous outreach activities as well as being listed as a co-author on publications.
Chemical Engineering: You will be able to work in a faculty member’s lab investigating methods of wastewater treatment for a future Mars colony. Your active participation can result in you being listed as a co-author on publications.
College of Liberal Arts
Creative Writing: You will get to write poetry collections about the Atchafalaya Basin. You will be given the opportunity to read these poems at a public reading.
Modern Languages: You will be able to record and transcribe people speaking Louisiana dialects of French for research. You will then compile this research into a digital scrapbook with audio components, and be able to publish the scrapbook in UL Lafayette’s Digital Repository.
College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions
Health Services Administration: You will get to conduct a literature review to identify current standards of care. You will be given the opportunity to present these results of the study with a poster presentation during Research Week.
College of Sciences
Biology: You will be able to work in a faculty member’s lab to study the regrowth of celia in sea anemones. Your active participation can result in you being listed as a co-author on publications.
Informatics: You be get to analyze the website needs of an organization and design a website with this in mind, and the organization will publish the website. You will be able to write a report that explains your design decisions