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Vol 10: February 2020

Registration | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shepherd Union Building, Third Floor
Oral & Poster Sessions | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Student & Mentor Lunch | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
*Research Scholars Recognition
*Outstanding Mentor Awards
*Outstanding Mentor Awards
*Faculty & Student Sustainability Awards

 Performing Art Sessions | Following Lunch
RSVP to attend the Luncheon to
To nominate a mentor or student for the Outstanding Researcher Awards,
please visit the links below.
Extended Deadline for Nominations: March 2, 2020
Nominate a Mentor
Nominate a Student

Important Dates in Undergraduate Research

Research Grant Proposal Deadlines
  • April 6, 2020
*Students must attend a Research Proposal Workshop to be eligible to apply.

Research Proposal Workshops
  • March 10, 2020 - 1:00-2:00 pm - Stewart Library, room 109
  • March 18, 2020 - 1:00-2:00 pm - Stewart Library, room 211
View Workshop Information
UCUR Highlights
David Aguilar-Alvarez, Paul Gaona-Partida, & Julian Chan
Bethany West & Aubrey Bostick
Bradee Goepper
Brantzen Wood
UCUR 2020 was a great success!  Congratulations to all of the WSU students who presented.  
(L-R) Exercise & Nutrition Sciences Mentor David Aguilar-Alvarez, Presenter Paul Gaona-Partida, Mathematics Mentor Julian Chan.
(L-R) Presenters Bethany West & Aubrey Bostick
Presenter Bradee Goepper
Presenter Brantzen Wood
Funded Grant Proposals - February 2020
  • Bacterial Levels and Species Indentification from Grocery Store Misters - Megan Conroy
  • Potential Student Colonization by Bacterial Pathogens in the Medical Laboratory - Monica Fernandez
  • Effect of Electronic Cigarettes on Microbiome Diveristy in Mice Lungs - Brayden McGary
  • A Study of a Remediated Utah Uranium Mine - Tori Schaffer
  • Cultural Comparison of Young Adults' Perceptions on Immigration - Shannon Stephens
  • Lipid Detection in Cellular Material from Mouse Lung Homogenates - Zadoth Vazquez
  • Remembering the Lost Basque Children of the North Stoneham Camp - Sierra Watts-Kirkman
  • Evacuated Children:  An Overlooked World War II Story - Jessie Weeks
  • Evaluation of Drinking Water in Weber County - Laura Wilcock
  • Effects of Creative, Social, and Physical Activity on Academic Engagement - Loveena Winkelkotter

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
 Weber State University Performing Arts and the Office of Undergraduate Research supported several students who traveled to perform in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival!  Three of these students are National Finalists and will be representing WSU at the national festival in April:
Moniva DeLapp Hansen, costume designer
Alina Cannon, scenic designer
Daniel Garner, lighting designer
all for their work on The House Edgar Allan Poe
Congratulations to these students!
Check out where our students have been!

Faculty Resources

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation - Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed $48 million in 2019 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation award grants in four focus areas:
  • Human needs grants that support increased food security, housing, and shelter, and access to basic medical health care.
  • Environmental stewardship grants to protect natural resources and help non-profit organizations make efficient use of energy.
  • Education grants to develop the capacity of the future workplace, especially in STEM and energy fields.
  • Community vitality grants to foster and appreciation of diversity, revitalize neighborhoods and ensure a vibrant community life through support of cultural endeavors.
National Endowment for the Humanities. Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities - The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities.  Through this program NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.

Student Opportunities

Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference
Hacking the Brain:  The Intersection of Art and Neuroscience
November 5-8, 2020
Alexandria Virginia
Abstracts are due March 23.  For more details and submission guidelines, please visit the Call for Submissions web page.
The Engineering, Technology, Computing 2020 Conference - The I-ETC Conference will be held in Orem during May 2020. The conference is accepting papers related to capstone projects, undergraduate research, industry partnership, and has different tracks in engineering, technology, and computing. The IEEE is the co-sponsor of the conference.
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