NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s 27th annual Research Day will be Thursday, March 13. Research Day showcases a broad range of graduate and undergraduate academic and creative endeavors with students offering 15-minute oral presentations on their topics, followed by question and answer sessions. In addition to dozens of concurrent paper sessions, the day will include musical presentations, a poster session and an awards presentation.
Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for Phi Kappa Phi Student Research Awards that recognize outstanding research, distinguished artistic performance, or creative work completed by a student, or team of students, while enrolled at NSU. Up to two $500 awards are given to the best contributions. Nominations are evaluated on originality, design and methodology, impact on or contribution to the student’s academic field and the potential larger impact of the nominated work. The student artist who designed the Research Day poster and program cover will also be recognized.
Faculty members are also invited to submit proposals for Research Day. Faculty awards include the Dr. Mildred Hart Bailey Research Award, the Dr. Jean D’Amato Thomas Award and the Dr. Marietta LeBreton Award.
The Mildred Hart Bailey Research Award recognizes outstanding research and/or distinguished artistic performance or creative work substantially completed within the past three years and is open to all full-time Northwestern faculty and adjunct faculty carrying a 12-hour equated load. Last year’s winner was Dr. Andrew Crank.
The Jean D’Amato Thomas award is designed to honor senior faculty members whose careers have included a significant commitment to research and service to their discipline. Last year’s winner of the Jean D’Amato Thomas Award was Dr. Karen McFerrin.
The Marietta LeBreton Award honors faculty members whose research careers have been dedicated to research regarding Louisiana topics. Nominees may have conducted research in any discipline.
For more information, contact Dr. Betsy Cochran, Research Day chair, at Cochran@nsula.edu.