Science Showcase will be Feb. 17


Northwestern State University’s School of Biological and Physical Sciences will host its first Science Showcase from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17.

“Science Showcase is an event primarily aimed at providing area junior and senior high school students with the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a science major at NSU,” said J. Colby Lasyone, an instructor in the department.  “We have personally invited over 300 students and a host of teachers, principals and counselors from area high schools.”

Science Showcase participants will perform hands-on experiments, participate in student-led questions and answer panels and learn about scholarships and career opportunities. A portion of the day will include an afternoon mixer where the department will showcase its efforts and accomplishments to area businesses and community leaders.

“NSU Science Showcase is free to students with an interest in learning more about studying the sciences, specifically, the areas of biomedical science and microbiology, natural science and ecology, veterinary science and chemistry and physics,” Lasyone said.

To register for the event, visit Participants can also like the NSU Science Showcase event on Facebook.  For more information, contact Lasyone at (318) 357-5375 or email