UNDERGRAD RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Hundreds of University of Utah undergraduates will present their research and creative projects at the 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Tuesday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the U’s A. Ray Olpin Union Building.

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is opportunity for undergraduates of all disciplines across the university to present their work through oral sessions, posters, artistic exhibits or performances. The event is open to the public.

The event gives students from all disciplines a chance to engage in public outreach and polish their presentation skills. Peers, faculty and the local community are invited to come learn about the wide range of undergraduate research conducted at the U.

This year, topics range from Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy, rocket propulsion systems and electoral reform in the United States and the United Kingdom.

A sample of student projects this year include “Addressing the Emotional Health of College Students Through a Therapeutic Cooking Class,” “Integrating Heritage Language and Culture to Teach English Language Learners,” “Public Engagement in Urban Planning: An Analysis of Pedagogy and Real-World Planning Practices,” and “Using Synthetic Biology to Enhance Platelet Production.”