Undergraduate Research Education Series Summer 2018 Schedule is Posted

The schedule for the Summer 2018 Undergraduate Research Education Series has been posted! The URES is a series of educational events on topics of interest to undergraduate student researchers and their faculty mentors. These events are open to all and are designed specifically with undergraduate students in mind.

The Summer 2018 URES schedule includes the following events:

Date & Time Topic Presenter Location
Wed, May 16 | 1:00 – 2:00pm Doing Library Research Donna Ziegenfuss MLib 1150
Fri, May 25 | 11:15 – 12:15pm Technology & Venture Commercialization Chris Tihansky & Beth Drees MLib 1150
Fri, Jun 1 | 10:30 – 11:30am The Institutional Review Board (IRB) Sarah Mumford MLib 1150
Mon, Jun 4 | 11:00 – 12:00pm Responsible Conduct of Research James Tabery MLib 1150
Tue, Jun 12 | 11:00 – 12:00pm Research Reproducibility Tisha Mentnech MLib 1150
Thu, Jun 21 | 1:30 – 2:30pm Writing an Abstract Christie Toth MLib 1150
Wed, Jun 27 | 11:30 – 1:00pm Citation Management Workshop Lorelei Rutledge MLib 1150
Mon, Jul 2 | 10:15 – 11:15am Literature Reviews Jenny Andrus MLib 1150
Tue, Jul 10 | 1:15 – 2:15pm Images in Scientific Writing David Belnap MLib 1150
Mon, Jul 16 | 12:00 – 1:30pm Creating Effective Research Posters Taylor Sparks MLib 1150
Thu, Jul 26 | 11:30 – 12:30pm Translating Your Research to a General Audience Dustin Stokes MLib 1150

Download Summer 2018 URES Schedule


For more information about the Undergraduate Research Education Series (URES), visit the URES event page at our.utah.edu/events/ures or the OUR Calendar at our.utah.edu/calendar.

Tyler McDaniel, Former OURA Winner, Published in Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research

Tyler McDaniel has been engaged in research throughout his studies at the University of Utah. He is a two-time UROP Scholar, has presented at the URS, UCUR & NCUR, and is the College of Engineering Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award winner of 2015. As of April 2018, Tyler’s undergraduate thesis, titled “Using Random Forests to Describe Equity in Higher Education: A Critical Quantitative Analysis of Utah’s Postsecondary Pipelines” and focusing on educational equity pathways in Utah, was published by the Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research. Tyler’s thesis has been supervised by his faculty mentor Dr. Erin Castro, the director and co-founder of the University of Utah Prison Education Project and assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. In addition, Tyler has been accepted into the PhD program in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University.

Congratulations, Tyler! We look forward to all of the amazing things that you are working towards.


Read Tyler’s undergraduate thesis, “Using Random Forests to Describe Equity in Higher Education,” online in the Bulter Journal of Undergraduate Research at digitalcommons.butler.edu/bjur/vol4/iss1/10.

Getting involved in any of our programs (including those listed above such as UROP, the URS, UCUR, NCUR, the Outstanding Researcher Award, or any of our other programming) begins with an appointment with one of our excellent undergraduate research advisors. Make an appointment online at our.utah.edu/for-students/getting-started/undergraduate-research-advising!

NIH-funded GURU program launches at the U!

The Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER) is launching GURU, an NIH-funded, one-of-a-kind program designed to give U students who identify as having a disability (visible or invisible) the opportunity to join a research team that investigates the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic science and genomic medicine. We support students and faculty from the Colleges of Medicine, Law, Humanities, Education, Nursing, Fine Arts, Health, Engineering, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and many others.

Flyers with program and application information are below and attached.

For any questions, please contact Jim Tabery, james.tabery@utah.edu, 801-581-8362.

Stuart Loertscher, Research Leader, Featured in Student Innovation @ the U

Stuart Loertscher, OUR Undergraduate Research Leader, was recently featured in the “Student Innovation @ the U” report published by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. Stuart discusses how his biomechanics research at the U allows him to simulate the human heart and the conditions that lead to heart attack and cardiovascular disease.

Congratulations, Stuart!


Read the whole article in the 2018 “Student Innovation @ the U” report at lassonde.utah.edu/simulations-of-the-heart

For more information about the Undergraduate Research Leader program, please visit our.utah.edu/about-our/undergraduate-research-leaders.