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Northwestern State University's 33rd annual Research Day will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020. 
We are still planing to hold the event, either face-to-face or virtually, despite the University's transition to all online classes. Changes to these plans may be announced here closer to the event. Presenters will be updated via email.
Undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff will present their scholarly research and creative works in one of three formats: a poster presentation, an open oral presentation, or, for faculty only, a refereed oral presentation. Once again, we will be able to accommodate virtual presentation and participation by our distance learning students: poster presenters will be able to answer questions via WebEx and oral presentations can be streamed and projected for our audience.
To apply to present your paper or poster, please click on the Research Day Submission link in the menu on the right.

Applications are open for the Phi Kappa Phi Student Research Awards. Each award consists of a $500 cash prize.  The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding research, distinguished artistic performance, or creative work completed by a student, or team of students, while enrolled at NSU.  (If a team project is selected, the prize will be divided equally between the project members.) This will be the sixteenth year that these awards have been made; both undergraduate and graduate students may be nominated. Nominees must apply to present their work in an oral presentation at Research Day. The application deadline is 4 pm, Monday, March 30, 2020.
Applications are also invited for three faculty research awards:
Dr. Marietta Lebreton Louisiana Studies Award: honoring faculty members whose careers have been dedicated to research regarding Louisiana topics.
Dr. Mildred Hart Bailey Faculty Research Award: recognizing outstanding research or distinguished artistic performance or creative work substantially completed within the past three years (2017-2019).
Dr. Jean D'Amato Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award: honoring senior faculty members whose careers have included a significant commitment to research and service to their discipline.

Contact Information

Dr. Betsy Cochran is the faculty coordinator for NSU's Research Day. If you have any questions, problems or requests concerning Research Day please contact Dr. Cochran via email or by phone at 318.357.4575.