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Northwestern State University's 32nd annual Research Day will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019. 
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, please click on the "Research Day Submission" link in the menu on the right.
Here is last year's program:


Each year Northwestern State University recognizes student and faculty research achievements with four awards announced at Research Day. This year's recipients will be recognized following the keynote address in the Student Union Ballroom. The application deadline for faculty awards is Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 4 pm. The deadline for student awards is Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4 pm.


    Phi Kappa Phi Student Research Awards: Both undergraduate and graduate students may applyUp to two $500 awards are given to the best oral contributions, regardless of academic classification. Last year's winners were Christina Arrechavala and Hailey Jett.  Application.

    Dr. Marietta Lebreton Louisiana Studies Award: This award recognizes faculty members whose research careers have been dedicated to Louisiana topics. Nominees may have conducted research in any discipline. Last year's winner was Dr. James MacDonald.  Application
    Dr. Mildred Hart Bailey Research Award
    : This award is given for outstanding research or distinguished artistic performance and/or creative work substantially completed during the past three years. Northwestern faculty and adjunct faculty carrying a twelve semester-hour course load are eligible for nomination. Last year's winner was Dr. Dennette McDermottApplication.   

2016 Dr. Jean D'Amato Thomas Lifetime Acheivement Award winner
Dr. Jean D'Amato Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award: This award is designed to honor senior faculty members whose careers have included a significant commitment to research and service to their disciplines. Nominees must have made significant contributions to their fields of study; remained dedicated to a consistent research agenda spanning their careers, including publications, presentations,  research grants, or other related activities; and demonstrated a sustained record of service to the discipline. The 2016 winner was Dr. Rick Jensen.  Application

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.