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OUR Open House with the Undergraduate Research Leaders!

Friday, October 2nd from 12pm – 1pm
 
Join the Undergraduate Research Leaders, Claire & Kalli, for our first ever virtual open house!  
 
This a very informal event where you can pop in and chat as fits your schedule.  You can come with questions about how to get started, how to transition to remote work, how to apply for UROP, or just to hang out.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://utah.zoom.us/j/92896109223
 
Meeting ID: 928 9610 9223
Passcode: 276065
 
Hope to see you there!


ORIC Event: Bullying & Misbehavior in the Research Setting: Does the U of U need a Policy?

The Office of Research Integrity & Compliance (ORIC) is pleased to offer the “Bullying & Misbehavior in the Research Setting: Does the U of U need a Policy?” panel discussion as part of the E3 series on Tuesday, September 15th from 10:00am to 11:00am via Zoom.
According to recent scholarly work, bullying is defined as physical, social, and/or verbal actions that cause harm to a person or a group.  These repeated actions present negative consequence for the victim(s) as well as the bully.  Bullying, one form of unprofessional behavior, “always involves aggressive behavior” and a differential in power dynamics.  A recent case in Australia highlights the mechanisms through which this type of behavior occurs.  
This panel dialogue will address what the University of Utah doing to reduce bulling and address professional misconduct in the research setting. Resources on campus will be identified.
To register for this E3 session please CLICK HERE.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program 
Fulbright provides grants for U.S. students wishing to perform research or teach English in a foreign country – please watch this video to learn more about this prestigious opportunity! Senior undergrads and graduate students in all disciplines are eligible to apply.

Please direct questions to: Professor Howard Lehman, Fulbright Program Director: howard.lehman@poli-sci.utah.edu, or Jolyn Schleiffarth, FPA: Jolyn.s@utah.edu


Fall 2020 On-Site Undergraduate Research Policy

Updated 8/11/20: The University has released a policy for on-site undergraduate research in Fall 2020.

All types of undergraduate researchers will be permitted onsite in the upcoming semester. This includes Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and honors students. Approvals from the Department Chair and Dean (or designee) are required, and you must follow the approval and tracking process outlined here: Fall 2020 Undergraduate Research Policy.
Students should work remotely during the “two-week pause” from September 28 – October 9 and when all classes transition to online format after Thanksgiving break.

For up-to-date guidance, please continue to watch the VPR’s COVID-19 updates page: https://research.utah.edu/coronavirus/index.php


Graduate and Professional Mini-Expo

The Genomics Summer Research for Minorities and the Native American Research Internship programs at the University of Utah are hosting a symposium on “Preparing my next steps during uncertain times: applying to graduate school and jobs in industry”. The distinguished invited speakers will provide you with practical tools and resources to help you make your next career steps more comprehensive and accessible.
Date and time: Thursday July 16, 2020 1:30– 3:30 PM MT, via Zoom
Register in advance for this symposium. View the schedule here.
 


Virtual Interview Workshop

Virtual Interview Workshop 

Wednesday, July 22 @ 5 pm on ZOOM
As many health professional programs are moving to virtual interviews for this application cycle, PreProfessional Advising and Career & Professional Development Center will offer tips on how to successfully navigate virtual interviews. Learn how to be a successful applicant in a virtual setting, whether you’re preparing for a recorded or live video interview!

JOIN US to LEARN:

Virtual Interview Tips
Resources available for practice interviews
Q & A Session and more!

RSVP IS REQUIRED
https://www.signupgenius .com/go/5080948a8aa23a 3f49-interview
OR
https://utah.joinhandshak e.com/events/523394

Please Note: This workshop is open to students who are currently applying for University of Utah health professional programs.
Questions? Contact: ppa@advising.utah.edu

Virtual Interview Workshop Flyer


PathMaker Scholars Summer Workshop Series

The summer workshop series are free online workshops created for high school junior, seniors, and early undergraduates. Our goal with this series is to provide students with resources and information they might need to help prepare them for college. The workshops will cover various topics such as resume building, interviews with current Medical and PhD students, financial wellness, and many more. Students who complete a minimum of 8 workshops, will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the summer.
If you are interested in attending the Workshop Series, please see the information below for instructions on how to sign up:
Workshop Structure
All workshops will be conducted over Zoom. Prior to the first workshop, you must download the Zoom application on your computer or smart phone. Helpful directions can be found here. Audio and video connection is strongly preferred and encouraged. Each workshop will consist of a presentation with Q&A, in addition to ongoing dialogue with workshop participants and presenters. There will be interactive features such as polling, group breakout sessions, and more. Come ready to participate and ask questions!
Participation Expectations
Your attention and participation during the Workshop Series is expected. Our team, presenters, and guests have worked hard to organize and facilitate these workshops, so please respect their time and effort. If you commit to being at a presentation we are expecting you to come prepared and ready to engage.
Registration
Registration is required for each meeting individually. Attendance and participation in a minimum of 8 workshops will earn you a Certificate of Completion at the end of the summer. Registration links below:

June 3: How to Finance your College Education
June 10: Perfecting your Resume & Personal Statement
June 17: Building Professional Relationships
June 24: Maintaining Social & Emotional Health in College (limited space available)
July 1: Cultivating a Culture of Diversity & Inclusion (limited space available)
July 8: Keeping a Growth Mindset in Academia
July 15: Finding Employment in College
July 22: Interview with Medical School & STEM Graduate Programs
July 27: Student Involvement in College
July 29: Interview with Current STEM Undergrads & Graduate Students

Questions?
Email pathmaker@hci.utah.edu


Resources for Undergraduate Researchers During COVID-19

Below are some links to centers and services around campus that can help support you through COVID-19.  
University Counseling Center >>
Mindfulness Center >>
Student Success Advocates >>
Center for Student Wellness >>
Feed U Pantry >>


Connect2Health Volunteer Opportunity for ALL Majors

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL MAJORS
Apply online!
At Connect2Health.org
Job Summary: Connect2Health is a University of Utah student-driven volunteer program that aims to address the social determinants of health in our communities. We are looking to recruit motivated and compassionate individuals and welcome volunteers from all majors and departments.  Our goal for Connect2Health volunteers is for them to walk away from this experience with a better understanding of the needs and resources in their community, a greater ability to interact with patients, community organizations and clinical team members, and ultimately gain insights and skills that will aid their future work with under served populations. Looking for volunteers to begin this summer semester (Summer 2020), though volunteer help is needed year round.
What We Offer: 

Direct patient exposure with at-risk populations
Networking with physicians; job-shadowing opportunities possible
Leadership opportunities, including clinic site leaders and chair positions
Community service that is meaningful and impactful
Reflection sessions that help our volunteers grow and network
C2H is an AmeriCorps-affiliated program; AmeriCorps members receive a federal education scholarship in return for volunteer commitment 

Hours:
General Volunteers

One 3-4 hour shift weekly + bi-monthly meetings for two consecutive semesters

AmeriCorps Members:

6 hours volunteering weekly + weekly meetings for 3 consecutive semesters + mobilization project

Questions? Contact our Recruitment Chair: Connect2Health.Recruitment@health.utah.edu
ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 15th, 2020
WE ACCEPT ALL APPLICATIONS, REGARDLESS OF MAJOR OR STUDENT STATUS
MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER. 


First-Generation Conference at the U

The J. Willard Marriott Library would like to invite you to participate in the second annual First-Gen Con. The conference is a FREE one-day event for first-generation students that features all first-generation presenters, including our keynote, Dr. Maria Ledesma, associate professor of Education, Leadership, & Policy. This conference is intentionally designed to be different from the standard conference model in terms of tone and level of formality; we’d like to keep it conversational, interactive, and more casual than formal.
Presenters will address a full spectrum of topics–from how to engage campus resources, services, and spaces (particularly those that are designed for first-generation students’ needs) to topics like how to overcome barriers inside the institution, how to cope with imposter syndrome, how to connect with faculty, and how to find community on a large commuter campus.
All topics related to the first-generation experience are welcome.
Time slots range from five to fifty minutes, and there are no restrictions on media format. We’re excited to see slideshows, performance and visual arts, or any form of media/style of presentation that allows presenters to share their truths.
Presenters may present individually or in groups.
First-Gen Con is scheduled for March 20, 2020 from noon to 4:00pm in the Gould Auditorium at the Marriott Library.
Lunch will be provided for free. 
 
Register today at https://forms.lib.utah.edu/first-gen-registration/
To submit a proposal, please email adriana.parker@utah.edu a brief description of your presentation (150 words max.) that includes your topic, media format, number of presenters, and the length of your presentation.


Rescheduled URES – Doing Library Research

Due to the snow day on Feb. 3, the Undergraduate Research Education Series event – Doing Library Research – was canceled.  It has now been re-scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28th from 11 – 12 in Sill 120. 
 
All are welcome.
 
In this session, you will learn how to navigate the Marriott Library’s online resources and how to efficiently do library research. You will be introduced to many library resources relevant to your individual field of research including field-specific journals and citation management tools. This seminar is useful for students at any point in their project and can be revisited as online resources continue to develop.
Presented by Donna Ziegenfuss.
Student Feedback: 
“Being able to research a library and online databases is incredibly important to any student or professional who is doing research. The speaker does very well in showing the variety of tools that exists in our local library alone, as well as all the online tools that one can use to find information about topics of various levels of specificity.”
“Extremely informative, I used to work in the library + I didn’t know some of the content covered in the session. its great for non-UROP students as well because its applicable to all research.”
“Even if there are parts of conducting library research that you are already aware of, its helpful to see a concise way to get to those specification options. I’ve spent a lot of time figuring things out on my own & I could have saved a lot of time & confusion if I had been to this session earlier.”


HCI PathMaker Scholars Program Application Open!

The Huntsman Cancer Institute is currently accepting applications for the PathMaker Scholars Program!
The PathMaker Scholars Program seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented students in biomedical cancer research and to encourage them to prepare for careers in research, medicine, and education. The Program sponsors students for a ten-week, residential summer research experience where they will live on campus, learn laboratory training techniques and work on a project as indicated by a Principal Investigator in a university laboratory setting. Accepted students who successfully complete the program will automatically be accepted into the summer 2021 program without reapplying.
Application Deadline – 11:59 pm MST on Sunday, March 8th, 2020
Benefits include:

Accepted students will receive a stipend of $3,000-$4,000 for their participation in the 10-week summer program (amount depending on education level).
The program pays housing expenses and meal plan expenses.
Travel support is available to students who live outside of Salt Lake City.
Accepted students will have the opportunity to apply and attend a national conference to present their summer research. The program pays all conference expenses.
$1,000 scholarships to the University of Utah will be awarded to outstanding participants

For more information and to access the application, visit the program website
Any questions regarding the program should be directed to Anna Marsden (Anna.Marsden@hci.utah.edu).
 


Jean-Luc Doumont’s “Making the most of your presentation” April 6 2 – 4 pm

Jean-Luc Doumont
Making the most of your presentation
Strong presentation skills are a key to success for researchers, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they usually are in their work, they go at it intuitively or haphazardly, with much good will but seldom with an effective outcome. This lecture proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver an oral presentation: it covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.
An engineer (Louvain) and PhD in applied physics (Stanford), Jean-luc Doumont is acclaimed worldwide for his no-nonsense approach, his highly applicable, often life-changing recommendations on a wide range of topics, and Trees, maps, and theorems, his book about “effective communication for rational minds.” For additional information, visit www.principiae.be.
Everyone is welcome to attend!
Monday 6 April 2020
from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
S Beh Auditorium
Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg
Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, College of Engineering,
College of Mines & Earth Science, and Career & Professional Development Center


Summer Research Program – U-M CVC SURF Application Open!

The University of Michigan Samuel & Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center is pleased to announce our 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program is now accepting applications!  The SURF program provides full-time research opportunities at the University of Michigan for 30 talented undergraduate students interested in cardiovascular research and medicine. The program starts Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and ends the first week of August. 
 
Program intended for excellent undergraduate students interested in research, especially those that might be interested in pursuing biomedical research as a part of their long-term career plans.  To access the application, click here, or visit our website at https://tinyurl.com/fcvcsurf.
 
The application deadline is Friday, January 31, 2020.
 
For questions, please visit https://tinyurl.com/fcvcsurf or email FCVC-SURF@med.umich.edu.


GURU Program seeking applicants for 20/21 academic year!

The Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER) is seeking applicants for the GURU Program, 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, Science, Education, Nursing, Fine Arts, Health, Engineering, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. 
Opportunities are available for graduate students and undergraduate students with a disability.
 

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


Having trouble finding funds for your research or academic related travel?

By Madi Odette
Having trouble finding funds for your research or academic related travel?
ASUU is providing funding through out the school year on a monthly basis up to $600 a time. There are three types of funding for students and student groups: assembly, travel, and senate. For more details regarding what falls under each category, click here for the general finance guidelines.
The funding provided by ASUU is meant to support students in their academic pursuits. This includes traveling to conferences that relate to your academics and undergraduate research. The travel funding for students must meet one of the three following criteria:

An event that is at least 100-mile radius away from the University of Utah campus
An event that involves an overnight stay
An event that involves airfare travel

Applications are due the 1st of every month.
For the rest of the academic year, the dates of deadlines are listed below:

Travel for February 1- February 29th

Application Due: January 1st

Travel for March 1st- March 31st

Application Due: February 1st

Travel for April 1st-April 30th

Application Due: March 1st

Travel for May 1st- June 30th

Application Due: April 1st

Students can apply as many times as they want but can only receive funding once per academic year. Students can also receive ASUU funding if they are receiving funding from other departments, it is just required that the student applying include this in their application.
If applying for research related funding, please select the College of Undergraduate Studies when choosing which department you are submitting under, not the department you are conducting research in.
If you are interested in applying, go to getinvolved.utah.edu and create an account. Go to “submissions”, then “budgeting” and click on the travel grant link to fill it out.
For further questions, contact Esther Okang at eokang@sa.utah.edu.


Former UROP student, Annelise Murphy, publishes study!

Congratulations, Annelise!  The publication, A Prospective Investigation of the Decision to Open Up a Romantic Relationship, can be found in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.


2020 SURF Program – Dept. of Pharmacology at UC San Diego

The Pharmacology Department at the UCSD School of Medicine offers a research-training program to undergraduates after their sophomore and junior years. This program is specifically for students who are interested in a career in basic research and who are seriously considering Ph.D. training in the basic biomedical sciences.
Application Deadline:
February 10, 2020
Program Dates
June 21- August 14, 2020
*Applicants Notified in Late March
HOW TO APPLY
Faculty List


Scholarship opportunity! Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Experience awards

The Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Experience awards application is now open. These awards are specifically available to all qualifying students in their second year at the year or who have transferred to the U entering their sophomore year.
Award highlights:
Up to $1,000 award (multiple awards available)
Project-based learning activities including:
Learning Abroad Opportunity
Alternative Fall/Spring Break
Internship
Conference Attendance
Academic Project
Applications are due Sunday, December 22, 2019.
Please go here for the application.


Fulbright Scholarship Information Sessions

Fulbright: Research, Study and Teaching Grants for U.S. Students
Fulbright provides grants for U.S. students wishing to perform research, teach English, or study in a foreign country – please join us to learn more about this prestigious opportunity. Open to graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines.
Information Sessions:
Wednesday, November 20, 10 am – 11 am
Monday, December 2, 10 am – 11 am
 
All sessions will be held in Gardner Commons, room 3105 (OGE)
Contact: Fulbright@utah.edu


OUR Pod episode 1 – OUR Podcast hosted by the Undergraduate Research Leaders

Did you know that OUR has started a podcast in collaboration with K-UTE Radio? Now you do! Our first episode is up NOW! Our first episode is up NOW! Check out the episode hosted by OUR Undergraduate Research Leader, Madeline Odette, who talked to the Undergraduate Research advisor, Leslie Cepeda from OUR. OUR will have monthly podcast episodes hosted by OUR Undergraduate Research Leaders, in which they will highlight the research or creative work of undergraduate students and faculty mentor engaged in OUR programs.
Click Here to listen OUR Pod Episode 1!


Connect2Health Volunteer/Research Intern Position

VOLUNTEER/RESEARCH INTERN POSITION
Apply online!
At Connect2Health.org
Job Summary: Connect2Health is seeking two Volunteer/Research Interns to serve on the Wellness Bus. Interns help bridge the gap that separate community members from resources that can fulfill their social needs. The Wellness Bus travels to the same location (Midvale, Glendale, Kearns, and South Salt Lake) in the Salt Lake Valley each day of the week to work with underserved communities.
Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct research with a University of Utah faculty member.
Requirements: This position has a minimum of a one-year commitment. Must be 18 years or older.
Part-Time: Interns will serve on the U of U Wellness Bus during university and holiday breaks. Volunteer shifts are Monday through Thursday.

Fall Semester, 30 hours
Spring Semester, 28 hours
Summer Semester, 18 hours

Questions? Contact our Recruitment Chair: Connect2Health.Recruitment@health.utah.edu
To learn more about the Wellness Bus visit WellnessBus.org
ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 20, 2019


Meet the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Research Leaders

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) welcomes all new and returning students! We hope you have a great first week of school. We will like to introduce an amazing group of students who will engage in peer mentoring, and outreach initiates. The Undergraduate Research Leaders reach out to students through tabling, classroom visits, and peer mentoring. The Undergraduate Research Leaders are a great resource to learn more how to get involved in research and the programs that OUR offers. The Undergraduate Research Leaders hold office hours every week in the Sill 002. Check their bios and office hours Here


FALL 2019 URES Updates

There has been a location change for the first URES event on Imposter Syndrome.  This event will now be in the UNION THEATRE.  All other events are still in Sill 120.
And a 16th and final URES event has been added to the schedule – Tues, Nov. 5th from 10:30 – 11:30 in SILL 120 – Research in Resumes and Cover Letters.


Research Opportunity for Advanced Undergraduate

The Arts Education Program in the College of Fine Arts has a partnership with the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). The program is excited to provide a research opportunity for a student who is interested in investigating new inclusive aspects regarding technology and the creative process. Professor Eric Handman from the School of Dance in collaboration with faculty and students from The Center for Medical Innovation’s GApp lab (A branch of the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program) and autism researchers from the Department of Family and Consumer Studies, have designed a new inclusive Virtual Reality game entitled, Choreografish. The research team is hoping to add technology elements that can support members from the Deaf Community in actively participating with the game as well. This paid internship will require the student to complete a literature review regarding dance and Deaf culture as well as conduct local and national interviews with members from the Deaf Community. The internship/scholarship pay is $1,000. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Assistant Dean McIntyre-Martinez and Professor Handman at kelby.mcintyre@utah.edu and eric.handman@utah.edu.


FOUND Vegetation Notes

If you have lost a clipboard with your notes tracking the state of vegetation in various locations and on different dates, please reach out to me.  I have information about its location.
 
Best,
Stephanie
stephanie.shiver@utah.edu


Meet Therese, Our New Administrative Officer!

📣The OUR is excited to announce the newest member of our team, Therese McRae! 🥳 Therese just moved from the other side of the globe – Australia!🐨🦘Therese has lived in Australia for about 8 years! 🐨🦘Therese is our new Administrative Officer and she studied Environmental Management at Northern Arizona University.

We’re very lucky to have her on our team! Therese favorites hobby is hiking with her dog named Ernie, who is a pit bull.
Therese is very passionate about finances and very excited to support students with funding to do research and creative projects. Come by and say “hello” next time you’re in the office!
 


ASUU 2019-2020 Student Travel (& Funding) Guidelines

New ASUU Travel Guidelines
 

The ASUU Travel Committee is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Travel Guidelines. These guidelines can currently be found both on the ASUU OrgSync page and the ASUU website. In addition to Redbook and the University Policy, these guidelines provide guidance and support to students and Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) seeking supplemental travel funding from the ASUU student activity fee.
Applications open August 1, 2019.
Some important changes from previous years include changes to the funding caps for student organization classifications, a required finance training, a waiting period for newly-recognized student organizations, and deadlines for specific windows of dates of travel. Full details and restrictions can be found on the 2019-2020 Travel Guidelines.
ASUU travel funding for students must meet one of the following three criteria:

An event that is at least a 100-mile radius away from the University of Utah.
An event that involves an overnight stay.
An event that involves airfare.

The deadlines for the travel application encompass specific windows of time for the travel. If you or your RSO is considering going on to a conference, competition, workshop, etc, then you must apply ahead of time—even if you are not confirmed to go or accepted to a conference yet. Late applications will not be accepted. Example: if your student organization wishes to attend their annual leadership conference in November of 2019, then the organization must submit their application no later than October 1.
Travel Dates & Deadlines

Travel for July 1- August 31st

Application Due: September 1st

Travel for September 1st- November 30th

Application Due: October 1st

Travel for December 1st- January 30th 

Application Due: November 1st

Travel for February 1- February 29th

Application Due: January 1st

Travel for March 1st- March 31st:

Application Due: February 1st

Travel for April 1st-April 30th

Application Due: March 1st

Travel for May 1st- June 30th

Application Due: April 1st

If you have any additional questions, please email ASUU at info@asuu.utah.edu.


Meet Leslie, Our New Advisor!

The OUR is excited to announce the newest member of our team, Leslie Cepeda Echeverria! Leslie is a recent graduate of the Educational Leadership & Policy master’s program here at the U and we’re very lucky to have her on our team. Leslie is passionate about supporting students and the color pink.  
Leslie is our primary advisor for undergraduate research and capstones. Come by and say “hello” next time you’re in the office!
 
Interested in getting involved in undergraduate research? Make an advising appointment now at our.utah.edu/for-students/getting-started/undergraduate-research-advising!


Congratulations Graduates! 🎓

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
A presentation of the research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, UCUR, or NCUR
A publication of the research in the Undergraduate Research Journal (URJ) [bs_label type=”info”]Still Accepting Submissions![/bs_label]

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.
Apply Now »


Happy Undergraduate Research Week! 🎉

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 »
Learn more about leveraging your research experience when applying to jobs at our upcoming Undergraduate Research Education Series panel with local employers. Join us on Wednesday, April 10 at noon in Sill 120. Add to Calendar +
Apply for the Undergraduate Research Scholar Designation! Get your research experience recognized on your transcripts and a white research cord to wear at graduation. If you’ve conducted two semesters of research with a University faculty member and have presented and published your work, you’re eligible to apply. Apply Now »
Bring a copy of your resume and learn how to highlight your research experience on your resume at our upcoming Undergraduate Research Education Series workshop with the Career Service Ambassadors. Join us on Friday, April 12 at 2:00pm in Sill 120. Add to Calendar +
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 »


GURU program still accepting applications

The Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER) is seeking applicants for 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, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. 

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


Upcoming Fulbright Info Sessions


CSBS Research Day – April 16th

2019 CSBS Student Research Day
Tuesday, April, 16, 2019
12-3 PM 
Gardner Commons, Third Floor
Both graduate and undergraduate students in the college will be given the opportunity to showcase original research projects using poster presentations, and family and friends are encouraged to attend as well. A panel of faculty judges will evaluate the projects. Student researchers are expected to be in attendance during the main exhibition period on April 16th from 12:00-3:00 PM* (Awards ceremony to follow in GC 2660).  
Three cash prizes will be awarded for best posters in each of the graduate research and undergraduate research categories. The Student Choice Award will be given out to the student whose poster receives the most votes during the main exhibition period.
First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100
Student Choice Award: $100

For more information, please see: https://csbs.utah.edu/students/srd-2019.php


Undergraduate Research Leaders Application OPEN NOW

If you are interested in applying to be an Undergraduate Research Leader, the application is open now until March 30th.  Please THIS PAGE for more information about the program and to apply!


UPDATE The U is closed! All OUR events are cancelled for Wed, Feb. 6th.

All meetings and the URES – Intro to the Institutional Review Board are cancelled today.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but we hope you are all warm, dry, and safe!  We will reach out to you to re-schedule.
 
**UPDATE** the URES – Intro to the Institutional Review Board event has been rescheduled to 3 – 4 pm in Sill 120 on Wednesday, March 6.**


Dark Skies Minor – Undergraduate Research Experience

The first of its kind in the US, the Dark Skies minor provides an interdisciplinary approach and UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH!
For more information about the Dark Skies minor, please see: https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/first-dark-sky-studies-minor-in-the-u-s/  and the College of Architecture + Planning .


Huntsman Cancer Institute PathMaker Summer Research Program Accepting Applications

The Huntsman Cancer Institute PathMaker Summer Research Program is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2019 program!
The PathMaker Summer Research Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented students in biomedical cancer research and to encourage them to prepare for careers in research, medicine, and education. PathMaker is a one-on-one mentored research experience for high school seniors and undergraduate students from underrepresented or marginalized backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers in research, medicine, and education. The program sponsors students for a ten-week summer research experience where they will learn laboratory training techniques and work on a project in a university laboratory setting. 
The students admitted will receive:

A one-week intensive laboratory techniques course
A nine-week individual research experience on campus, with a University/HCI faculty member serving as the research mentor (30 hours/week) *Dates may be negotiable to accommodate student schedule
Potential research topics that span the broad spectrum of the biomedical cancer research
Co-curricular group session and activities, exact schedule TBD
Summer Research Stipend of $2,600
Students will complete HIPAA and IRB Training Courses
Students will receive free housing and a meal plan during the summer program

Students who complete the program are likely to improve their chances of obtaining college scholarships and subsequent undergraduate laboratory research experiences.
Deadline
View the online application here. The deadline to submit an application is 11:59 PM MST on Friday, March 8, 2019. Students will be selected based on eligibility and completion of the application. All applicants will be notified during the last week in April regarding acceptance.
Eligibility
Underrepresented High School students who have completed their junior year of high school prior to the program start or current Undergraduate freshman or sophomore students who are in good academic standing and who have demonstrated interest in the health sciences will be eligible to apply. Candidates must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have a currently valid Alien Registration Card I-551, or other legal verification of such status. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. The Huntsman Cancer Institute and PathMaker team is committed to the recruitment of diverse students knowing that diversity adds to the academic, research and civic responsibilities of the institution and the community. We therefore seek out students from varied backgrounds including, but not limited to, racial and ethnic minority students or those considered economically, socially or educationally disadvantaged according to the following criteria:

Racial and ethnic minority: student that come an underrepresented population.
Economically disadvantaged: student comes from a family whose annual income falls below the thresholds published in the Federal Register, DHHS. If claiming economically disadvantaged, please attach latest federal income tax form available to application.
Socially disadvantaged: student comes from an environment that has inhibited (but not prevented) her/him from obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities required to enroll in and successfully complete and undergraduate course of study that could lead to a career in health sciences. This includes, but may not necessarily be limited to students who will be first generation college students or who are limited by their community setting.
Educationally disadvantaged: student is not succeeding or is underachieving in school due to a limited proficiency in English; standardized test scores at her/his school are markedly below other institutions in the area; a financially poor school district; parents or other adults in the household are not high school graduates or have limited English proficiency; or students performance on standardizes test is below national norms.

Contact Information
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Samira Gholami at samira.gholami@hci.utah.edu or Anna Marsden at anna.marsden@hci.utah.edu.


Genomics Summer Research for Minorities (GSRM) Internship

The Genomics Summer Research for Minorities (GSRM) internship provides a ten-week summer research program for undergraduate students interested in genomics research, personalized medicine and biosciences. The GSRM is funded by an NIH Research Education Program (R25) and supported by the University of Utah Department of Pediatrics. The paid internship provides students with placement in world-class genomics research groups, tailored mentorship, professional development workshops and access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Interns have the opportunity to interact with a thriving community of scientists, physicians and mentors that recognize the need to promote diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce. 
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 summer program.
Application Deadline

February 22, 2019

Internship Dates

May 29 – August 2, 2019 

Schedule
Time spent performing research and attending educational, networking and career building professional activities is approximately 40 hours per week.
Compensation

Each GSRM position is considered employment. Completion of work hours and assignments are required to receive up to $5,500 for the summer.
Housing on the University of Utah campus will be provided.
Non-local participants will receive travel support.

Eligibility
Must be a U.S. citizen and a member of an underrepresented minority group (as defined by the National Institutes of Health). We particularly encourage the participation of women, individuals from underrepresented and disadvantaged minority groups, and individuals with disabilities. Applicants must have completed their sophomore year before joining our GSRM program.
Acceptance
Students will be selected based on eligibility, submission of complete application package and recommendation from the selection committee. All applicants will be notified by March 20, 2019 regarding acceptance.
Contact
Gloria Slattum, PhD
Program Coordinator
gloria.slattum@utah.edu


Sophomore Rise Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Experience – FUNDING

Sophomore Rise Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Experience
Available to all current sophomores, second-year students, non-continuous and/or returning sophomore students, or transfer students entering their sophomore year.
Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. 
Put your ideas into action with a Deeply Engaged Learning award! Learn by solving problems, collaborating with peers, and studying with professors and advisers who are passionate about the issues you care about. Apply for an Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Learning award to maximize your education today.
Students who apply will be eligible to receive a one $1,000 Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Learning award, to be used specifically for your chosen project, activity or internship. Students are limited to one award. Projects should be completed in 2 consecutive semesters. Applicants must be a current sophomore, second-year student, non-continuous and/or returning sophomore student, or transfer student entering their sophomore year.
Proposals could include:

Learning Abroad Opportunity
Alternative Fall/Spring Break
Internship
Attending a Conference
Academic Project

Award
$1,000

Deadline

Supplemental Questions

Project Description (minimum 500 to maximum 700 words. PDF file only)
Please submit a description of your experience, project or activity.
Reflection Paper (minimum 500 to maximum 700 words. PDF file only)
Please submit a one-page reflection on how this project, experience, or activity is related to your undergraduate goals.
Semester(s) for which you are requesting support (limit: 2 semesters):
Please submit the name and email address of a University of Utah faculty reference that can speak to how your proposal relates to and supports your academic work. Your reference will be emailed and asked to type a letter of support on your behalf when you provide their name and email in the space provided.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
If selected as a recipient of the Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Learning Experience Award, your funds will be administered through the University of Utah Financial Aid & Scholarship office. Processing through the Financial Aid & Scholarship office will ensure the prompt and automatic transfer of funds directly to your student account. Please note: if you have an unpaid tuition balance, this award will be applied to your tuition, fees, and other outstanding educational expenses. In the event that all your tuition costs have been paid, Income Accounting will refund the amount of this award to the payee on your account. It is the recipient’s responsibility to make any necessary arrangements to ensure the awarded funds are applied to the project. Future funds may be jeopardized if the recipient does not adhere to this responsibility.

Please see: https://utah.academicworks.com/opportunities/10370 to submit an application.