Did you know that graduating researchers are eligible for research distinction in their transcripts and graduation cords? The Undergraduate Research Scholar Designation (URSD) recognizes a student’s commitment to their development as a researcher during their undergraduate career.
Any undergraduate researchers who have completed the requirements below are invited to apply:
Two semesters of research with a University of Utah faculty mentor
If you’re an experienced undergraduate researcher who meets the criteria above, we invite you to apply now! The final deadline for Spring 2019 graduates is Tuesday, April 23 at 11:59pm.
At the end of each semester, we will review the submitted applications and forward the names of qualifying students to the Registrar’s office. It may take up to sixty days for the designation to appear on your transcript, but URSD awardees can pick up their white research cords from the Office of Undergraduate Research to wear at convocation and commencement.
On November 16, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives declared the week of April 11, 2011, as “Undergraduate Research Week.” Since that time, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has designated a week in April each year as “Undergraduate Research Week.” This year, the week of April 8 – April 12 is Undergraduate Research Week and the Office of Undergraduate Research wants to help you celebrate and participate!
If you’re unsure how to start, we’ve got a few ideas:
Visit us at the Undergraduate Research Symposium! On Tuesday, April 9 between 9:00 – 2:30pm, over 500 undergraduate researchers (from 72 departments in 17 colleges) will present their work in the Union Building. This is a great opportunity to see all the different kinds of research taking place at the U! View the Full Symposium Schedule »
Share your own research experience! Post a pic of you doing research at the library, in the lab, on location, or wherever you do your research. If you’re posting on Instagram or Twitter, be sure to tag our office (@uofu_our) and use the hashtag #urw2019. You can also send your photos straight to us! Submit a Photo »
Meet our undergraduate researcher leaders! Our leaders are experienced researchers from diverse disciplines across campus and hold office hours in the basement of the Sill Center. Find at time below and stop by to talk about getting involved in research, preparing for presentations or publications, or applying for future research funding! Meet the Leaders »
Monday, April 8 between 10:45 – 11:45am (Kiki Karahalios)
Monday, April 8 between 12:00 – 1:00pm (Jae Miner)
Tuesday, April 9 between 12:30 – 1:30pm (Fadi Haroun)
Wednesday, April 10 between 12:00 – 1:00pm (Ellie Rasmussen)
Thursday, April 11 between 9:30 – 10:30am (James Zhao)
Thursday, April 11 between 10:40 – 11:40am (Asal Kareem)
If you’re not sure how to get involved in research, schedule a general information advising appointment with one of our amazing undergraduate research advisors. Learn more about the programs our office has to offer and how to find projects and mentors that interest you. Make an Appointment »