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About the Lyceum

The term, lyceum, is often remembered as the location of Aristotle's school. As such, the Lyceum at UT Tyler serves as a opportunity for students to showcase their original research and work to the larger community. This annual event is held in the spring of each year and co-sponsored by the Honors Program and the Center for Excellence for Teaching and Learning.

The 3rd annual Research Lyceum occurred on April 26th, 2018.

 Thank you to the over 92 students who shared their original research, and to the 40 faculty and staff who participated as judges and student mentors.  The participation this year was extraordinary!!

We would like to congratulate the following students and faculty member for their outstanding work!

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Poster:

1. Kara Anazia, Senior, Biology, "Encapsulation of Elastase Inside the P22-VLP"

2. Priyal Patel, Senior, Biology, "Genomic & Physiological Characterization of S. Yanoikuyae JS1018"

3. Ben Jordan, Senior, Biochemistry, "Building Transcriptional Regulators for Synthetic Biology Applications"

 Outstanding Graduate Student Poster

1. Pedro Alfonso Zavagna, Civil Engineering, "City of Tyler Hub-And-Spoke Bicycle Lane Network"

2. Ava Laszlo, Biology,  "Verifying Genomically-Informed Ecological Niche Models"

3. Jade McCarley, Biology, "Status of the Kistachie Painted Crayfish in Louisiana";  Ashab Alam, Civil Engineering, "Design and Optimization of Laminated Composite Structure"

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Presentation

1. Michael King, Chemistry, "Developing the HK97-Virus-Like Particle as a Drug Delivery System"

2. Molly Howlett, Senior, English Studies, "Natural Law in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure"

3. Autumn Osborne, Senior, English, "Persuasion of Generation: Jane Usten's Longevity and Appeal"

Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation

1. Lena Liedtke, English, "A Feminist Critique of Teaching for Transfer in Composition Studies"

2. Elizabeth Hinkle, Biology, "Determining the Host Fish of a State-Listed Freshwater Mussel Species"

Best Faculty Mentor

Dr. Luis Gautier, Assistant Professor of Economics



Student Divya presenting her reserach

Michaela Heys presenting her research

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