UT Tyler Honors Program

About the Lyceum

The Lyceum is the University of Texas at Tyler's largest student research showcase.

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 in Teaching and Learning.

The 6th annual Lyceum Research Showcasewill be held April 16th, 2021 in a virtual format.

Abstracts for the showcase are due March 22nd, 2021 and can be submitted here.


Poster presentations will be pre-recorded and showcased through UT Tyler Scholar Works the day of the conference. 

  • All recorded information will be due April 1st.  Presentor information will be sent after March 22nd. 

Oral presentations will be held live (via Zoom).

  • Information regarding the schedule will be sent after April 1st. 

The live awards ceremony will be held at 3:30pm on April 16th.


Past Winners include:

Poster Presentation Winners 2020

Undergraduate Students

First: Omar Ramirez, David Desantiago, Andrew McNiel, Yousef Rida, Jacqueline Rodriguez, & Marcos Trevino – "A Vacuum Solution for Lunar Dust Mitigation" (Faculty Mentor: Samuel Ogletree)

Second: Oscar Gonzalez, Keaton McCormick, Angelo Dossou, Dominick Laurito, Daniel Hernandez, & Alfredo Lares – "YakLIFT" (Faculty Mentor: Andres Garcia)

Third: (Tie) – Joshua Berger & Cooper Knauss – "Robotic Patient Transfer Device" (Faculty Mentor: Chung-Hyun Goh) AND Yospeh Mohmand, Justin Fritter, Juan Castillo, Joseph Regi Stephen, & Aaron Wilson – "SAE Mini Baja" (Faculty Mentor: Tahsin Khajah)

Graduate students

First: Antonio Gomez, Shrijan Bhattarai, Vivian Ikegbunam, Allison Sunderhaus, & May Abdelaziz – "Characterization of VraS Kinase Involved in Bacterial Resistance" (Faculty Mentor: May Abdelaziz)

Second: Hajar Ismail, Antoine R. Votaw, Bridget R. Kennedy, Staci Zolkoski, Sarah M. Sass, Jessica Holm, Erin West, Eric Stocks, Gary Miller – "Parent Attitudes of Student Outcomes of Choose Love Enrichment Program" (Faculty Mentor: Sarah M. Sass)

Third: Betsy Mauldin – "Learning Nursing Pharmacology Using Cognitive Load Theory" (Faculty Mentor: Ellen Fineout-Overholt)

Oral Presentation Winners 2020

Undergraduate Students

First: J. Michael King – "Developing the HK97 Virus-Like Particle as a Drug Delivery System" (Faculty Mentor: Dustin Patterson)

Second: Virginia G. Jeske – "Feline Dirofilariasis: An Overview of a Parasitic Nematode" (Faculty Mentor: Jessica Coleman)

Third: Ayush Kumar – "Minimum Wage and Disemployment: Evidence from Las Cruces" (Faculty Mentor: Meryem Saygili)

Graduate students

First: Paige Pinkston – "Sustainability Accounting: Pros, Cons, and Standards" (Faculty Mentor: Mary Fischer)


Student Divya presenting her reserach

Michaela Heys presenting her research