Nineteen students from across the Louisiana Tech University campus were recognized Thursday for their outstanding oral and poster presentations during the 2013 Undergraduate/Graduate Research Symposium.


Louisiana Tech President Dan Reneau presented the students with plaques and certificates of achievement during an afternoon awards ceremony. The awardees were selected from a total of eight oral presentations and 42 research posters displays. During the symposium, held last month in University Hall on the Tech campus, each of the students answered a number of questions and was rated by three faculty judges, representing each of the colleges at Louisiana Tech.


“The purpose of the Undergraduate/Graduate Research Symposium was to highlight research from every College on the Louisiana Tech campus,” said Dr. Melinda Bryan, one of the symposium’s organizers and assistant professor and coordinator of the audiology program at Louisiana Tech. “The Symposium also helped us to select the best undergraduate research to represent Louisiana Tech at the University of Louisiana System’s annual Academic Summit.”


Congrats to Ashley Matthews. She won the first place in the undergraduate poster presentation! Ashley is mentored by LA-SiGMA faculty Dr. Daniela Mainardi.


Undergraduate Research Student wins First place in Undergraduate Poster Presentation

March 22, 2013



Ashley Matthews (right) receives her first place award from Louisiana Tech President Dan Reneau