Undergraduate students from the University of Utah, along with students from Utah State University, will showcase their research for Utah lawmakers and the general public on Friday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rotunda at the Utah State Capitol.
Research on Capitol Hill is an annual event that gives lawmakers and the public a glimpse of the breadth of research programs at the U and reinforces the value of state-funded higher education.
Students presenting at the event practice engaging in public outreach and polishing presentation skills. By explaining their research in clear, non-technical terms to event attendees including legislators, junior high students and parents, presenters practice communicating their work succinctly and accessibly.
The 25 presenters from the U this year hail from broad disciplines across campus, including engineering, medicine and social sciences.
Find the full list of research project titles from the U below.
2023 Student Presenters
“Electropolymerized Organic Mixed Ionic-Electronic Conductors for Use in Bioelectronic Devices”
“Improving Mental Health Through the Arts”
“Constructing International Trade Networks to Predict the Origin of Trade Mediated Pathogens”
“Developing Asynchronous Teleconsultation Supports for Educators Who Serve Rural Students with Disabilities”
“Fully Magnetically Levitated Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device: Are We There Yet?”
“Control of Isolation Induced Aggression Through Activation of Medial Prefrontal Cortex Neurons”
“Evaluating the Usability of a Revised Symptom Assessment App for Children with Cancer”
“Social Safety Among Multiracial Individuals in Utah”
“The binding affinity of HDV antigen to mtDNA and its role in Sjogren’s syndrome patients”
“Reducing Drug Adsorption in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Circuits: Propofol Extraction and Analysis”
“Health Narratives of Children with Cancer Using an mHealth App”
“Temperature Dependence of Biooxidation of Coal-Based Pyrite”
“Identification of Potential Oncogenes via a RNAi Screen in Drosophila Melanogaster”
“Norepinephrine as a Mediator of Cardiac Arrhythmia with Hypoglycemia”
“The Role of the Unfolded Protein Response in Cellular Quiescence”
“Dietary Blueberries to Improve Oral Dysbiosis”
“Immediate Lymphatic reconstruction for preventing cancer-related lymphedema: preliminary experience of a single center”
“Blueberry Supplementation Improves Gut Health in Preclinical Model”
“Paper Stars, Shattered Jars”
“Combining Machine Learning Approaches with Light Scattering Spectroscopy to Differentiate Tissue Using Nuclear Density”
“Timing Cues Enhance Intensity Discrimination at Low Electrocutaneous Pulse Frequencies”
“A Low-Cost, Multiarticulate, Upper-Limb Exoskeleton”
“Infant Attachment Security as a Predictor of Academic Outcomes among Children who Experienced Early Adversity: A Mediational Analysis Examining Executive Functioning and Language Skills during Early Childhood”
“Family Caregivers: A qualitative study of similarities and differences among a variety of caregiver experiences”
“Characterization of GJA1-20k Expression in the AC16 Proliferating Cardiomyocyte Cell Line”