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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.
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.
|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|