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.

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