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LaCOEUR stands for the "Louisiana Council On Excellence in Undergraduate Research" and was formed early in 2017 by Dr. Terrence Chambers of Engineering, and Dr. Julia C. Frederick of the University Honors Program. Working in tandem with the Office of Research, the Provost, and the University Honors Program, LaCOEUR hopes to strengthen the possibilities of what can be achieved for the university and for students in undergraduate research.

The idea began with Dr. Frederick's implementation of the Honors Undergraduate Fall Invitational (now the Undergraduate Research Conference) and its inaugural showcase at the Picard Center in early 2010. Modest in its beginnings with 20 or less presenters, now through the help of other campus faculty and staff the conference has grown in size to include a significant number of schools, research topics and majors, mini-grant opportunities, and an online publication. Additional information can be found throughout the LaCOEUR section of the website which will provide links to these opportunities.

UL Lafayette Honors Program 3rd Floor Fundraiser


Go Here to See Pictures from the 2016 Honors Soiree d'Excellence

In 2014 the Honors Program presented a night of enchantment and pride, the Honors Soiree' d'Excellence. The Honors Program was able to raise nearly $5,000 with the help and proceeds of many students, professors, and community leaders for the expansion of the 3rd Floor of Judice-Rickels Hall. In 2016, the Honors Program supplied another opportunity for individuals, family members, alumni, and friends of the program to gather and dine in honor of the program and in order to raise funds for the 3rd floor expansion. Provided is a brief video created by Honors Students explaining our continued need.

If you would like to help us continue to increase the expansion of our 3rd floor, please do not hesitate to donate.

Donations can be made by clicking here.