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Undergraduate students to present research at annual state conference

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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 present their work either through visual or oral displays to peers, faculty, the local community and experts in their academic fields. This year, topics range from ecology, linguistics, chemical engineering and education.

Rachel Hayes-Harb, director of the U’s Office of Undergraduate Research, believes UCUR is a tremendous opportunity for students to develop not only academically, but professionally and personally as well.

“UCUR gives our undergraduate students the chance to network and share their work with students and faculty from around the state,” she said.

Clinton Hardy, a U alumnus who participated in last year’s UCUR, said, “My participation in UCUR not only provided me with a venue for presenting my undergraduate research, but it also boosted my confidence and aptitude for future presentations.  In sum, UCUR proved to be a vital aspect of my undergraduate research learning experience.”

A sample of U student projects include “Children’s and Adolescents’ Moral Development and Self-Event Connections in Accounts of Harm,” “Arab Secession in 7th Century Syria-Palestine,” “Ontogeny of Histone Covalent Modifications in the Brain of Lambs” and “International Teaching Assistant Accent Adaptation Study.”

For more information about this year’s UCUR, go here.