Research on Capitol Hill

The Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of Government Relations and the Office of Undergraduate Research select students each year to exhibit their work via posters to Utah State legislators. This event demonstrates the importance of undergraduate research and creative work from the top two research universities in this state: University of Utah and Utah State University.

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Utah State Capitol Building
8:00am-1:00pm

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for participation, you must:

  • be a currently-matriculated and enrolled University of Utah undergraduate student
  • have graduated from a high school in Utah (suggested)
  • be working with a University of Utah faculty mentor on research or creative work
  • commit to attend the entire event in addition to mandatory meetings prior to the event
  • have not previously participated in this event.

Application

Complete the online SUBMISSION FORM and submit an abstract of 300 words describing the research or creative work. 


submissions now closed!

Posters

The Office of Undergraduate Research will assist accepted students with the production of their posters as necessary. This includes layout, proofing, printing, mounting and transporting of posters to the Utah State Capitol Rotunda.

Research on Capitol Hill Press

2020 - @THEU - Deseret News - PHOTOS

2019 - UNews - PHOTOS

2018 - Press Release - PHOTOS

2017 - Press ReleasePHOTOS

2016 - Press Release - Deseret News - Daily Utah Chronicle - Salt Lake Tribune - PHOTOS

2015 - Press release - Daily Utah Chronicle

2014 - Press release

2013 - Press release

Past Presenters

Amelie Bennett (Kate Mattingly) - How We Move When We Feel: Kinesthetic Empathy through Mirror Neuron Systems
Dallas Blackburn (Richard Green) - The Constitutional Context of Public Administration and Executive Orders
Marcus Blackburn (Frank Sachse) - The influences of cardiac fibroblasts on electrical conduction velocity may contribute to arrhythmogenesis
Tamara Calzado Real (Ariel Blair) - The Effects of Racial Dissimilarity on Students of Color's Participation in Groups.
Rachel Cantrell (Ryan Looper) - Towards the Synthesis of TAN-1057 D Inspired Antibiotic Candidates
Mary Kathryn Curcio (Kristine Campbell) - Collaborating for Child Health and Well-Being: A Pilot RCT of a Collaborative Care Practice Between Child Welfare and Child Health Care
Varun Garg (Kuberan Balagurunathan) - Improved Synthetic Bioengineering Production of Polysaccharides and size-specific Oligosaccharides of Low Molecular Weight Heparosan, a Heparin Precursor
Surya Gurung (Akiko Kamimura) - Perceptions of mental health and stress related to social support and acculturation among Bhutanese refugee women in Utah
Emily Huang (Simon  Fisher) - Verapamil Protects Against Severe Hypoglycemia-Induced Fatal Cardiac Arrhythmias
Noelle Huhn (Claudia Geist) - Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Across Cultural Contexts: Global, National, and Local Practices and Recommendations
Elizabeth Izampuye (Akiko Kamimura) - Exploring the Relationship Between Patient Satisfaction and Expectations among Free Clinic Patients
Ria Kaddu (Lisa Joss-Moore) - Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Supplemental DHA Alter Rat Hepatic Histone Methylation
Michael Keyser (Lucas Timmins) - Effects of Curvature on Optical Coherence Tomography Images used for the 3D Reconstruction of a Deployed Stent
Megan Lewis (Bruce Edgar) - Signaling Pathway Regulation of Transcription Factor E2F1 Alters Cell Cycle Progression in Drosophila Midgut
Caitlin Linder (Lauri Linder) - Daily Experiences of Children with Cancer Reported Through a Game-Based App
Anna Meredith (Colleen McDannell) - Latter-day Saint Women and Wage Labor in the Twentieth Century
Nicole Mortensen (Jeffrey Bates) - An Investigation of 3 Introduction Methods of Hydrogel-Based Drug Delivery Devices in Ocular Disease Treatment
Madeleine Odette (Eric Garland ) - Neural Mechanisms of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement
Kamala Poudyel (Akiko Kamimura) - Perceptions of mental health and stress related to social support and acculturation among Bhutanese refugee women in Utah
Madison  Putich (Anandh Velayutham) - Effect of dietary supplementation of blueberries on vascular health in aged mice
Kristianna Radley (Ken Smith) - Searching for the Fountain of Ute: Birthplace and Longevity in Utah
Kaden Rawson (Dustin  Williams) - Loading Polyurethane Foam With a Novel Anti-biofilm Compound for Use in Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Hector  Robles (Jason Castillo) - An Examination at how Immigration Policies Influence the Concerns of Undocumented Immigrants in the United States (U.S.)
Gabriela Rocha (Julie  Hollien) - Investigating the role of the Unfolded Protein Response in Quiescence
Johnny  Rodriguez (Claudia Geist) - Social and Economic factors: The Influencers of Contraceptive Effectiveness
Andrew Smith (Andrew Roberts) - Abstract: Cyclization of Peptides to Improve Their Metabolic Stability

Taylor Aucutt (Nicola Camp) - Tumor Genomics as a Route to Clarifying Inherited Genetics in Multiple Myeloma  
Katie Barber (Julia Corbett) - The impact of contemporary media on human and environmental health  
Lori Begaye (Judith  Simcox) - Targeted deletion of Tcf7l2 in adipocytes promotes adipocyte hypertrophy and impaired glucose metabolism
Logan Cox (Scott Schaefer) - A Quantitative Analysis of the Economic Impact of the Salt Lake City Rio Grande Initiative on Crime
Claire Flatley (Aaron Fischer) - The effects of behavior management strategies on externalizing behavior and on-task behaviors in a general education setting
Abigail Friese (Scott  Anderson) - Temperature and Sublimation Rate Measurements of a Single Graphite Nanoparticle
Katy  Glaittli (Joshua  Bonkowsky) - Lithium Chloride as a Potential Treatment for Vanishing White Matter Disease
Samuel Hatch (Shawn Owen) - Target binding induces therapeutic antibody split-enzyme activation
Moriah Henning (Andrew Merryweather) - Characterization of an Open-Source 3D-Printed Robotic Hand
Rebecca Higham (Akiko Kamimura) - Childhood immunization-related experiences among individuals with a refugee background in Utah
Sullivan Howard (Akiko Kamimura) - An analysis of pharmaceutical use amongst free clinic patients: opioids, complementary and alternative medicine, and other pain relievers
Jennifer  Isenhour (Lee Raby) - The Enduring Effects of Early Institutionalization on The Diurnal Cortisol Regulation of Internationally Adopted Children
Bill Jiang (Liliana Werner) - In vivo evaluation of a new hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lens in the rabbit model
Han Le (Tom Alberts) - Composite Materials and Random Matrix Theory
Kellsey Ly (David Symons) - Late-in-life treadmill-training ameliorates the decline in cardiac autophagy associated with aging in mice.
Soe Meh (Akiko Kamimura) - Childhood immunization-related experiences among individuals with a refugee background in Utah
Camila Nieto (Nicola Camp) - Tumor Genomics as a Route to Clarifying Inherited Genetics in Multiple Myeloma
Sydney Porter (V. Kim Martinez) - Connecting Lives on Canvas: The Murray Murals Project
Caroline Ramous (John David Symons) - Late-in-life treadmill-training ameliorates the decline in cardiac autophagy associated with aging in mice
Ellie Rasmussen (Alessandra Angelucci) - Tracing Monosynaptic Cortical Circuits of Feed-Forward and Feed-Back Connections to V1  that Project to V2 Stripes
Simran Saini (Jessica Kramer) - Synthesizing Antifreeze Proteins Found in Nature to be used in the Cryopreservation of Cells
Hanin Sheikh (Sarah Franklin) - Smyd1 Histone Methyltransferase Activity in Hypertrophy and Heart Failure Models
Steph St Clair (Sara Simonsen) - Some Key Questions: Reproductive Justice And Preventative Reproductive Health Care
Kristen Stucki (Gwen Latendresse) - Barriers to Women Accessing Perinatal Mental Health Care in Rural Utah
Lauren Thompson (J. David Symons) - Late-in-life treadmill-training ameliorates the decline in cardiac autophagy associated with aging in mice
Dana Tran (Jennifer Weidhaas) - Ion Exchange Of Nto Wastewater
Cory Wayman (Sarah Hollenberg) - Made in Heaven?: When Art & Pornography Share a Bed

Alex Anderson (Prof. Elizabeth Tenney) - The Effects of Amplification in the Workplace
Clayton Booth (Prof. Akiko Kamimura) - Oral Health Programs for Uninsured Free Clinic Patients
 Griffin Durupt (Prof. Simon Fisher) - Increased insulin action in brain regulates counterregulatory response to hypoglycemia in diabetic rats
 Kelli Hafer (Prof. Kent Bachus) - Negative Pressure Increases Blood Vessel Density around Percutaneous Devices
 Leilah Harouni (Prof. Elizabeth Tenney) - The Effects of Amplification in the Workplace
 Jordin Hartley (Prof. Jennifer Watt) - Reconstructing a Fire History Record and Disturbance Patterns for a High Elevation Site in the Northern Rocky Mountains
 Brad Hauck (Prof. David Symons) - Can exercise training limit endothelial dysfunction in aged mice by preserving vascular autophagy?
 Robin Jenson (Prof. Lindsay Gezinski) - Sex Trafficking: The Invisible Neoliberal Motivation of Modern Slavery
 Mitch Johansen (Prof. Akiko Kamimura) - Physical activity classes for refugees resettled in Utah
 Jordan Johnson (Prof. Frank Sachse) - Reliable imaging of cardiac conduction pathways during neonatal heart reconstruction surgery
 Merry Joseph (Prof. Jody Rosenblatt) - Asthmatic Bronchoconstriction Through Excessive Extrusion Damages Airway Epithelia
 Vasiliki Karahalios (Prof. Christine Jones) - Sleeping Beauty and Pre-Raphaelite Painting
 Asal Kareem (Prof. Andrew Anderson) - Quantification of Forefoot Motion during Activities of Daily Living
 Logan Kiefer (Prof. Taylor Sparks) - Temperature effects on the electrochromic optical transitions of variable tint goggles
 Zoe Kozlowski (Prof. Lori Gawron) - Assessing the Contraceptive Needs of Homeless Women in Salt Lake City
 Stuart Loertscher (Prof. Lucas Timmins) - Verification Study for a Finite Element Model of a Coronary Artery
 Raquel Maynez (Prof. Michael Shapiro) - Secretory Effects Of A Coding Mutation In The Gene Ndp
 Daniela McCroby (Prof. Katherine Supiano) - Distance-technology Delivered Grief Support Program- Perceived Quality and Satisfaction of Training Provided to Social Workers
 Hailey McLean (Prof. Sara Hart) - Healthcare Encounters of Formerly Homeless Individuals
 Michael Navidomskis (Prof. Jennifer Follstad Shah) - Isotopic Analysis of the Jordan River Nitrogen Cycle
 Sayro Paw (Prof. Akiko Kamimura) - Immigration stress among refugees resettled in Utah
 Luciana Salmi (Prof. Elisabeth Conradt) - Investigation of the Combined Effects of Social Support and Maternal Prenatal Mood on Newborn Neurobehavior
 Hannah Samowitz (Prof. Monisha Pasupathi) - The effects of air pollution salience and place attachment on supporting an environmental organization
 Carly Shields (Prof. Marissa Diener) - Needs of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Health Care Settings
 Avery Smith (Prof. Ling Zang) - Machine Learning Classification of Essential Oils
 Aaron Wallace (Prof. J. David Symons) - Can exercise training limit endothelial dysfunction in aged mice by preserving vascular autophagy?

Sama Alkilani (Prof. Shelley Minteer) - Water-soluble polymer-based redox flow batteries
Timothy Allen (Prof. Jordan Gerton) - Enhancing Super Resolution Microscopy with the Addition of a Phase Plate:
A Collection of Monte Carlo Simulations
Tyler Bean (Prof. John David Symons) - Exercise-training increases basal vascular autophagy to an extent that
improves arterial function
Nicole Burnett (Prof. Ram Gouripeddi) - Enabling an Air Quality Exposome for Salt Lake Citizens
Robert Coffman (Prof. Russ Richardson) - The Effect of Acute Exposure to Ambient Particulate Matter Air
Pollution on Arterial Stiffness in Older Adults
Nandini Deo (Prof. Molly Leecaster) - Use of Wireless Sensors to Understand Transmission of Healthcare Associated Infections
Sarmishta Diraviam Kannan (Prof. Kevin B. Jones) - The Role That Lysosomes and Autophagy Play in Alveolar Soft Parts Sarcoma, Clear Cell Sarcoma and Synovial Sarcoma
Natasha Eldredge (Prof. Heather Canary) - Interpreting Policy Implementation Practices for Services for Children with Autism
Shantae George (Prof. Heather Hayes) - Influence of Cognition in Implicit Motor Sequence Learning in persons with Stroke
Astin Goff (Prof. Alexa Doig) - The Cost of Responding to False Clinical Alarms in the Hospital Environment
Talon Harris (Prof. Akiko Kamimura) - Maliheh Fall 2016 Volunteer Focus Groups
Kathryn  Jones (Prof. Jennifer Heemstra) - Coupling qPCR to Split Aptamer Ligation for the Detection of Steroid Targets
Evelyn Kimbrough (Prof. Jennifer Heemstra) - Coupling qPCR to Split Aptamer Ligation for the Detection of Steroid Targets
Abigail Neal (Prof. Albert Park) - A Retrospective Study Examining the Effectiveness and Outcomes of Sedated and Non-Sedated Children Undergoing a Needle Aspiration for a Peritonsillar Abscess
Jennifer Nielsen (Prof. Adrienne Cachelin) - The Impact of Real Food Labeling on Student Food Choice Behaviors and Attitudes
Sarah Patterson (Prof. Danielle Endres) - Ute Nickname Research Project
Mu Pye (Prof. Akiko Kamimura) - Health, health literacy and healthcare utilization among Muslim women in Utah
Timothy Quah (Prof. Shelley Minteer) - Bioelectrocatalytic Oxidation of Cholesterol
Naveen Rathi (Prof. Bruce Gale) - Development of a Medical Device for Male Reproductive Issues:
Simulation to Experimentation and Back
Kai Sin (Prof. Akiko Kamimura) - Health, health literacy and healthcare utilization among Muslim women in Utah
Hannah Stinson (Prof. Brenda Bowen) - Aeolian Sediment Transport on the Bonneville Salt Flat
Mohan Sudabattula (Prof. Rebecca Utz) - Project Embrace: A Non-Profit Providing Sustainable Medical Materials to Rural Countries
Nicholas Thiros (Prof. Diego Fernandez) - Lead purification and isotope ratio analysis by quadruple ICP-MS
Shannon Weaver (Prof. Akiko  Kamimura) - Misunderstandings of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among uninsured primary care patients
Adam Whalen (Prof. Sara Yeo) - A Comparative Analysis on Attitudes Toward Drinking Water Quality between Utah and the Nation
Stephanie Yu (Prof. Elizabeth Tenney) - The Belief that Optimism Improves Performance (China)
Deanne Yugawa (Prof. Charles Murtaugh) - Maintenance of acinar cell differentiation prevents KRAS-driven pancreatic cancer initiation

Ashlee Burton (Prof. Leslie E. Sieburth) - Characterizing the Biochemical Requirements for the TRP Precursor of the bps Signal
Cynthia Chen (Prof. Catherine Mayes) - Examining the Use of Exoticism as Pedagogy in Schumann's Album for the Young
Olivia Davidson (Prof. Tara Deans) - Dynamically Controlling Stem Cells Via Extrinsic Signals to Improve Platelet Transfusion Outcomes
Molly Davis (Prof. Lisa G. Aspinwall) - Reported change in attitudes and feelings following melanoma genetic testing among minors with familial risk of CDKN2A/p16 mutations
Byron Eng (Prof. John C. Lin) I- nvestigating Methane Emissions in the Salt Lake Valley: An Atmospheric Inverse Study
Aalia Fields (Prof. Seung-Hee Son ) - The Relationship Between Preschoolers' Engagement in Book Reading and Executive Functioning Skills
Hunter Grayson (Prof. Rajesh Menon) - Three-Dimensional Lithography
Connor Healy (Prof. Tara Deans) - Targeted Apoptosis: Controlling Gene Expression in Engineered Tissues and Cells
Parker Holzer (Prof. Inese Ivans) - Chemical Compositions of Planet-Harboring Stars in M67
Julie Imig (Prof. Inese Ivans) - The Milky Way's Neighbor: Chemical composition of ultra-faint dwarf galaxy Bo├Âtes I
Amanda Mahon Snyder (Prof. Craig Bryan) - Depression as a Moderator of Somatic Complaints and Functional Impairment in Military Personnel
Sara Mann (Prof. David Stenehjem) - Predictors of palliative chemotherapy utilization within last 30 days of life
Christie Morgan (Prof. Lindsay Gezinski) - Is There a Sex Trafficking Problem in Salt Lake County? Perceptions of Criminal Justice Professionals
Melissa Mossar (Prof. Nancy Allen) - Recruitment of ethnically diverse populations in diabetes research
Michael Papadakis (Prof. Maria Newton) - The Self-Importance of Moral Identity and Moral Self-Regulation in Collegiate Contact Sport Athletes
John Peterson (Prof. Howard Colman) - Epigenetic and signaling pathway regulation factors in the mesenchymal shift in GBM
Monica Scott (Prof. Akiko Kamimura) - Experiences of Immigrant Women Who Applied for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petition: Analysis of Legal Affidavits
Cedric Shaskey (Prof. Keunhan Park) - Near-field Thermoreflectance Thermometry
Caroline Wang (Prof. Catherine Loc-Carrillo) - Treatment of Osteomyelitis Using Locally Administered Vancomycin in an In-vivo Rat Model
Jonathan Whitaker (Prof. Zvonimir Rakamaric) - Verification of C++ Programs
Keaton Wiley (Prof. Matthew Kieber-Emmons) - Designing a Catalyst for Water Oxidation
Matthew Wilkinson (Prof. Ryan Steele) - Renewable Energy Insights through Hydrogen Sulfide Oxidation
Derek Woodruff (Prof. Megan Williams) - Uncovering synaptic defects resulting from loss of the intellectual disability and autism-associated gene Kirrel3.
James Zhao (Prof. Lisa Joss-Moore) - Lung Setd8 mRNA Expression Peaks During Alveolar Formation in the Rat