On Friday, April 26, LSUA held its first-ever Scholar Day at A to celebrate the scholarly achievements of its students.
Both poster and oral presentations were judged by university staff and faculty as well as community members. Students were judged on content, presentation style, and communication.
Almost 100 students from eight departments presented their work on Friday with winners being announced at the end of the day. Awards for Outstanding Presentation went to:
Biology – Arvie Martello, a junior from Mamou, LA(Comparison of Three DNA Extraction Methods for Biological Barcoding)
Business – Jessey Mason, a senior for Jena, LA (LaSalle General Hospital Information Systems Research)
Chemistry – Ben Dufour, a senior from Bunkie, LA (Prediction of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Gains in Response to a Standardized Dose of Exercise Via a Genetic Algorithm Based Predictive Modeling)
Criminal Justice – Jacob Rickard, a Senior from Alexandria, LA (Judicial Selection Methods, Qualifications, and Proposed Additions)
English – Kelly Quackenbush, a senior for Riveria, TX (William Faulkner’s Use of Greek Mythology in As I Lay Dying)
Math – Inga Woods, a freshman from Belize (I Spy Treasure and Trigonometry)
Nursing – Nakeisha Larcart, a senior from Carencro, LA (Catheter-Associated UTI)
Visual Arts – Lisa Leblanc, a senior from Glenmora, LA (Rural Louisiana)
The award for Outstanding Poster Presentation went to Bishop Lake and the award for Outstanding Oral Presentation went to Inga Woods.