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Rocky Mountain Power Foundation

  • Since 2019, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has partnered with the Office of Undergraduate Research to support women-identifying students in STEM and/or students who are veterans working on projects in STEM fields.The availability of this program and number of scholarships offered may vary from year to year, depending on funding. Each Fall, students in their second semester of UROP or recently completed 2 semesters of UROP are invited to apply for a $1200 scholarship to support athirdsemester of research with the same faculty mentor during the following Spring semester. The student and mentor are recognized at the annual Undergraduate Research Awards Ceremony.

  • Successful completion of 2 semesters of UROP or currently in a renewal semester of UROP*. Students who identify as women working on projects in STEM and/or students who are veterans working on projects in STEM fields. (Student must be enrolled during the semester of the scholarship). The scholarship is awarded at the beginning of the Undergraduate Research Scholarship semester and the award is contingent on the student having successfully completed the second semester of UROP and continuing to meet UROP eligibility requirements during the Undergraduate Research Scholarship semester. Students are advised that the Undergraduate Research Scholarship may be counted against their financial aid eligibility.

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  • Rocky Mountain Foundation (2020 – 2021)
    • Julia Case(Shelley Minteer) - Evaluating Bipolar and Mixed Redoxmers in Nonaqueous Organic Redox Flow Batteries
    • Juli Kim(Kristi Warren) - Sex differences in innate lymphoid cells during SARS-CoV-2 infection
    • Jocelyn Longaza(Andrew Anderson) - Establishing Baseline Kinematics in Division 1 Volleyball Players
    • Kylie Persson(Tara Deans) - In vitro biogenesis and characterization of platelet-like particles from MEG-01 cells using a microfluidic system
    Rocky Mountain Foundation (2019 – 2020)
    • Anna Jacobsen(Sarah Franklin) - Clarifying the role of Smyd5 in heart disease
    • Nicole Mortensen(Jeffrey Bates) - Molecularly Imprinted Contact Lenses for Patients with Glaucoma
    • Ali Palmer(Lee Raby) - Maternal Sensitivity as a predictor of infants' physiological reactivity one year later
    • Zahra Saifee(Krista Carlson) - Application of Calcium Phosphate Cements in Dental Pulp Capping


  • Chevron’s University Partnership Program works with more than 100 college and university partners around the world to help attract and develop talented students and teachers who can help achieve a more technically proficient global workforce. Since 2015, Chevron has partnered with the Office of Undergraduate Research to support women-identifying students working on projects in STEM fields.

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  • Chevron (2021 – 2022)
    • Brighton Alvey(Andrew Roberts) - Peptide Bicyclization with Chemoselective Reactivity of 1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-diones
    • Taylor Aucutt(Nicola Camp) - Tumor Genomics as a Route to Clarifying Inherited Genetics in Multiple Myeloma
    • Emily Cebrowski(Brian Codding) - Weary Feet and Flaked Stone: Testing he predictive power of cost path analysis as a suitability measure for Ideal Free Distribution..
    • Hannah DeShazer(Micah Drummond) - The Effects of MicroRNA 146a deficiency on Muscle Atrophy and Regrowth
    • Angelina Liu(Anastasiya Mankouski) - Development of Brain Vasculature and Volume in a Rat Model Combining IUGR and Maternal High-Fat Diet
    • Iris McCulloch(Andrea Brunelle) - Holocene Reconstruction of the North American Monsoon in Northern Baja California, Mexico
    • Anna Tidwell(Catherine Loc-Carrillo) - Phage and Antibiotic Combination Treatment for Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa Polymicrobial Infections
    • Selena Wirthlin(Bryan Jones) - Comparative Anatomy and Connectivity of the Aii Amacrine Cell in Mouse and Rabbit Retina
    Chevron (2020 – 2021)
    • Danielle Beatty(Taylor Sparks) - High Entropy Alloy Development And Characterization For Use In Future Renewable Energy Applications
    • Leota Coyne(Mitchell Power) - Geochemistry of Sediment from Aksumite Empire on the Tigray Plateau, Ethiopia
    • Kaitlin Hall(Cynthia Furse) - Design of an Interstitial Microwave Applicator for 3D Printing Antennas in the Body
    • Marina Knysheva(Yan-Ting Shiu) - Investigating the differences of coronary artery histology between atherosclerosis patients
    • Alejandra Mendez(Matthew Mulvey) - Evolution of Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia Coli in the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract Over Time
    • Sarai Patterson(Shelley Minteer) - Design of electrode materials for improved current output of microbial fuel cells
    • Bianca Ruiz-Negron(Man Hung) - Using machine learning to predict all cause 30 days and 90 days hospital readmissions in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing catheter ablation
    • Lindsay Rupp(Rob MacLeod) - Ventricular Pacing Depth Localization Based on Epicardial Activation Maps
    Chevron (2017 – 2018)
    • Katy Glaittli(Prof. Joshua Bonkowsky) - Behavioral Screen for Zebrafish Model of ALD
    • Moriah Henning(Prof. Andrew Merryweather) - Developing 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand for Brain-Computer Interface Control
    • Chloe Lim(Prof. Kimberley Evason) - Serotonin effects on liver size and hepatocellular carcinoma in transgenic zebrafish
    • Kailee Pinney(Prof. Gabriel Bowen) - Origination of Isotopic Variance in Same-Site Birds
    • Ellie Rasmussen(Prof. Alessandra Angelucci) - Tracing monosynaptic cortical circuits of feedforward and feedback
    • Hanin Sheikh(Prof. Sarah Franklin) - The Role of Smyd1 as a Histone Methyltransferase in Heart Disease
    Chevron (2015 – 2016)
    • LeAnn Lam(Prof. Robert Bowles) - CRISPR Genome Editing of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells for Controlled Extracellular Matrix Deposition in Tissue Engineered Intervertebral Disc
    • Emily Dennis(Prof. Srividya Bhashara) - Effect of HDAC Inhibition on Genome Stability
    • LeAundra Jeffs(Prof. William Brazelton) - Comparative Metagenomics of Serpentinization Powered Microbes
    • Christina Hyer(Prof. Susan Bock) - Influenza Vaccine Virus-Like Particle (VLP) Production in Trichoplusia Ni
    • Deanne Yugawa(Prof. Charles Murtaugh) - Determining the Effect of Sox9 Deletion in PTF1A Knockouts

Undergraduate Advancement

  • Undergraduate Advancement (2016 - 2017)
    • Christina Jones (Prof. Lela Graybill) – The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood: Artist and Muse
    • Jace Jones (Prof. Marc Calaf) – Modeling of Vertical and Horizontal Axis Wind Tubines to Improve Efficiency