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 5th annual Research Lyceum is now live and available through UT Tyler Scholar Works

For a full listing of all 2020 Lyceum research projects and student presenters, view our official Lyceum program.

The poster and presentation competition will continue until 1:00pm on Friday, April 17th.  Please  join us at 3:30 pm for our live stream awards ceremony.


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