Humanities, Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, Education and Business (HASBSEB) Conference


The Humanities, Arts, Social Behavioral Sciences, Education and Business conference proud to feature the activities of the Lamar University undergraduate research community.

The conference is a great platform to illustrate research in the related fields.

Additional Information

  • Eligibility

    Eligible students must be full time LU undergraduates enrolled in the Fall and Spring semesters. Minimum 2.8 Cumulative GPA and 3.0 or higher GPA within their discipline.

    Must have at least one faculty mentor in the discipline of the research topic.

    OUR may provide logistic support for the application process.

  • Participation and Attendance

    Grant recipients must attend the four events sponsored by OUR. Attending the mandatory OUR grant winners orientation, OUR Kick-off and OUR EXPO do not count toward the four events.

  • Stipend

    HASBSEB: $1,500

      $500     - Student Stipend 
      $1,000 - Research Support - Up to $1,000 will be awarded for research support, which may include
    supplies, disposable, small equipment, software, analytical services, books, research related travel or service, etc. Lamar University will retain the ownership of any equipment purchased with these funds.
  • Travel Support

    After the completion of their work, OUR grant recipients are encouraged to travel to present at conferences in ones research discipline, outside of Lamar University. Travel to present at a conference will require a Request for Funds to Support Student Travel Involving Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity to the OUR office.

    For more information regarding OUR supported travel call 409-880-8430 or email

  • Proposal Format

    Preparation for HASBSEB proposals can be challenging. OUR provides support through the entire application process. Reviewing the guidelines for HASBSEB proposal submission will get you started.

    Submit all five items (cover sheet, narrative, resume, budget, timeline and letter of support) electronically as a single PDF to with the subject line: HASBSEB proposal by February 20.

    The file name format should be: student_name-HASBSEB-Year.pdf. Example:johndoe-HASBSEB-2023.pdf.

  • Poster Guidelines
    Need help creating a poster for your conference presentation? Use the poster guide as a template to assist you.
  • Stages of Research

    Depending upon the topic and challenges you encounter along the way during your research, you may need to follow the simple three steps for effective stages of research.

    Use this guide as a template to assist you during each stage of the research process.


  • Methods

    HASBSEB centers around either the scientific method of research or the artistic method of research. There are three stages, early, in progress and advanced within the research process.

    • Scientific Method: uses various techniques to make systematic observations, collect and measure evidence, analyze, interpret and make conclusions. This method is used to eliminate the possibility than an event occurred by chance.

    • Artistic Method: uses the artistic process, the actual making of artistic expressions in all different forms of the arts as a primary way of understanding and examining experience. This method can be used by those in the Fine and Performing Arts.

Schedule 2022

October 12 Workshop - participation HASBSEB and TX STEM conference
November 7 Registration and submission deadline (midnight)
November 8 Notification of acceptance
November 8-11 Organizational week for HASBSEB conference
November 11 Panel discussion - presentations at the HASBSEB conference
November 19 HASBSEB Conference - Galloway 8:30a-7p