U student presents research on Capitol Hill

U students to present research on Capitol Hill

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Undergraduate students from the University of Utah will showcase their research for Utah lawmakers and the general public on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rotunda at the Utah State Capitol.

Research on Capitol Hill, now in its 20th year, 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.

Student explaining their research

Undergraduate student explains their research during the 2019 Research on Capitol Hill event.

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 26 presenters from the U hail from broad disciplines across campus, including engineering, medicine and social sciences. Project titles include “Daily Experiences of Children with Cancer Reported Through a Game-Based App,” “Latter-day Saint Women and Wage Labor in the Twentieth Century” and “The Effects of Racial Dissimilarity on Students of Color’s Participation in Groups.”

Find the full list of research project titles from the U below.

 

 

First Last College Department Title
Dallas Blackburn Social & Behavioral Science Political Science The Constitutional Context of Public Administration and Executive Orders
Varun Garg Pharmacy Medicinal Chemistry Improved Synthetic Bioengineering Production of Polysaccharides and size-specific Oligosaccharides of Low Molecular Weight Heparosan, a Heparin Precursor
Elizabeth Izampuye Social & Behavioral Science Sociology Exploring the Relationship Between Patient Satisfaction and Expectations among Free Clinic Patients
Michael Keyser Engineering Bioengineering Effects of Curvature on Optical Coherence Tomography Images used for the 3D Reconstruction of a Deployed Stent
Caitlin Linder Nursing Nursing Daily Experiences of Children with Cancer Reported Through a Game-Based App
Kristianna Radley Social & Behavioral Science Family & Consumer Studies Searching for the Fountain of Ute: Birthplace and Longevity in Utah
Johnny Rodriguez Social & Behavioral Science Sociology Social and Economic factors: The Influencers of Contraceptive Effectiveness
Andrew Smith Science Chemistry Abstract: Cyclization of Peptides to Improve Their Metabolic Stability
Surya Gurung Social & Behavioral Science Sociology Perceptions of mental health and stress related to social support and acculturation among Bhutanese refugee women in Utah
Kamala Poudyel Social & Behavioral Science Sociology Perceptions of mental health and stress related to social support and acculturation among Bhutanese refugee women in Utah
Amelie Bennett Fine Arts School of Dance How We Move When We Feel: Kinesthetic Empathy through Mirror Neuron Systems
Marcus Blackburn Engineering Bioengineering The influences of cardiac fibroblasts on electrical conduction velocity may contribute to arrhythmogenesis
Tamara Calzado Real Business Management The Effects of Racial Dissimilarity on Students of Color’s Participation in Groups.
Rachel Cantrell Science Chemistry Towards the Synthesis of TAN-1057 D Inspired Antibiotic Candidates
Mary Kathryn Curcio Medicine Pediatrics Collaborating for Child Health and Well-Being: A Pilot RCT of a Collaborative Care Practice Between Child Welfare and Child Health Care
Emily Huang Medicine Internal Medicine Verapamil Protects Against Severe Hypoglycemia-Induced Fatal Cardiac Arrhythmias
Noelle Huhn Cultural & Social Transformation Gender Studies Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Across Cultural Contexts: Global, National, and Local Practices and Recommendations
Ria Kaddu Medicine Pediatrics Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Supplemental DHA Alter Rat Hepatic Histone Methylation
Megan Lewis Medicine Oncological Sciences Signaling Pathway Regulation of Transcription Factor E2F1 Alters Cell Cycle Progression in Drosophila Midgut
Anna Meredith Humanities History Latter-day Saint Women and Wage Labor in the Twentieth Century
Nicole Mortensen Engineering Materials Science and Engineering An Investigation of 3 Introduction Methods of Hydrogel-Based Drug Delivery Devices in Ocular Disease Treatment
Madeleine Odette Social Work Social Work Neural Mechanisms of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement
Madison Putich Health Nutrition and Integrative Physiology Effect of dietary supplementation of blueberries on vascular health in aged mice
Kaden Rawson Engineering Bioengineering Loading Polyurethane Foam With a Novel Anti-biofilm Compound for Use in Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Hector Robles Social Work Social Work An Examination at how Immigration Policies Influence the Concerns of Undocumented Immigrants in the United States (U.S.)
Gabriela Rocha Science Biology Investigating the role of the Unfolded Protein Response in Quiescence

 

Media Contacts

Cindy Greavesprogram manager, Office of Undergraduate Research

Morgan Aguilarcommunications specialist, University of Utah Communications