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U’s conservation ecology lab brings community together through bird banding

May 28, 2015—Utah is well-known for its breathtaking mountain landscape, world-class skiing and easy access to the great outdoors. University of Utah’s Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology lab, led by assistant professor Çağan Şekercioğlu (pronounced Cha-awn Shay-care-gee-oh-loo), has created an avenue by which U students, and other community members alike can take further advantage of the […]

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U students design cooking and wellness course to teach basic tenets of health

April 30, 2015—Pulling consecutive all-nighters, wearing the same sweatpants for three days, counting four cups of coffee as a meal–these habits are easy to fall into during college. Twelve University of Utah students in the “Redefining Health and Wellness” honors Praxis Lab are hoping to change that by creating a cooking and wellness course to […]

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More than 300 U students to present at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

March 25, 2015 – More than 300 University of Utah undergraduates will present their research and creative projects at the 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Tuesday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in U’s Olpin Union Building. The Undergraduate Research Symposium is opportunity for undergraduates of all disciplines across the university to […]

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U students develop engineering course materials for nationwide use

March 12, 2015—A pair of engineering undergraduates at the University of Utah have created a new way to educate high school and university students about nanotechnology. Jeff Thomas, a senior civil engineering major, and Bryan Tran, a junior mechanical engineering major, created teaching materials and corresponding demonstration microchips to teach high school and university students […]

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U honors students examine air quality, health and society in the state of Utah

March 2, 2015— Students in the University of Utah’s Honors College are working towards real, implementable solutions for the hotly debated air quality problem in the state of Utah. A year-long honors Praxis Lab called “Air Quality, Health and Society” has afforded 10 students the opportunity to comprehensively study the problem and take matters into […]

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Undergraduate students to present research at annual state conference


Feb. 24, 2015 – Undergraduate students across the state of Utah, including 39 students from the University of Utah, will present at the Ninth Annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) on Friday, Feb. 27 from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dixie State University. UCUR is an opportunity for undergraduates of all disciplines to […]

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