Undergraduate Research

All students in the Earth Science program at UVU are invited to participate in any of our ongoing research projects, or to initiate their own projects with the guidance of our faculty. Our ongoing projects include studies of allosaurians and other dinosaurs in order to constrain how the dinosaurs moved and hunted, and investigation of the uplift of the Wasatch Range using our high-precision global positioning system (GPS) instruments, and assessments of landslide hazards in the Utah Valley area using mapping and GPS surveys. Other recent undergraduate research projects have included a study of the hydrology of a wetland on the UVU Campus, a study of the hydrology and botany of a system of lakes in the Uintah Mountains, and preparation of fossil for display and analysis.