Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at UVU

Every year, thousands of UVU students engage in high-quality original research and creative work. SHOWCASE is an on-campus opportunity to display some of our student's best artistic performances, displays of visual arts, and poster presentations of original research and writings. SHOWCASE is co-sponsored by the UVU Scholarly & Creative Undergraduate Learning Partnership Team (SCULPT) and the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL).

There will be cash prizes (in the form of gift cards) for the top posters and presentations in each session!


Poster session 1: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the Science Building Atrium

Poster session 2: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Science Building Atrium

Creative/Dance Performance session: 9:30 - 11:00 in RL 152 (dance studio)

Creative Writing session: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in FL 120 (Library Auditorium)

Automotive Display: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Science Building Atrium

Keynote Speaker: 1:00 p.m. in the Science Building Auditorium (SB134)

Awards Ceremony: 1:30 p.m. in the Science Building Auditorium (SB134)

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Showcase awards: 

Dance: Jessica Ketchum and Raven Paraso

Social Science: Nate Yerke, Terrence Frazier, and Amy Chevrier

Life and Physical Science: Hannah Veltkamp, Natalia Backman, and Rebecca Sundstrom

Visual Arts: Jessica Carbine

Technology and Automation: Lucas Smith and the automotive team

English Creative Writing: Nicholas Udy, McKayla Boyd, Suzanne Chappell, Ashley Biggerstaff, Kendra Nuttall, Christy May Stephensen, and Christian Heftel


Iryna Chelepis Targeting p53 in vitiligo repigmentation
Dasha Horton Adhesives and Other Affixing Materials in Herbaria
Natalia Backman Is Siphlonuridae Monophyletic?
Joseph Larson Evaluation of In Vitro and Ex Vitro Rooting Methods for the Micropropagation of Lepidium ostleri
Ashley Balderrama The mitigation of secondary injury following severe traumatic brain injury with ND-336 in mice
Natalia Backman CRISPR/Cas9 Mutation of Melangenic Genes
Jonathan Wasden Investigation of Ontogenescence through Artemia Molting
Brady Paul Williams Expression, Purification, and Crystallization of Hip1, a Tuberculosis Drug Target, Complexed with Potent Inhibitors
Nathan Perdue Isotope Paleothermometry of Belemnites from the  Jurassic Sundance Sea of Western North America
Nathaniel Morris Measuring the Combined Brightness of Low Luminosity Stars near the Galactic Plane
Rebecca Sundstrom Aperture Correction for the MCAO imaging system using FLAMINGOS-2
Jessica Jones The effect of scattering on spatial resolution of Raman spectroscopy in tissue
Audra Rhodes Sleep in Heavenly Peace- Service Learning Project
Amy Chevrier New Teaching Techniques That Might Shock You! 
Ron Hammond Does ADHD Influence Higher Levels of  Gottman’s Divorce Risk Levels among Married UVU Graduates?: Contrasts & Predictions
Terrence Frazier Metacognitive Assignments to Improve Student Learning
Alexis Jensen Geist Empowering Cambodian Lives: A Collaboration of DoTERRA and Utah Valley University
Scott Draper Continuous System Commissioning in Energy Management
Tyson Hillock Effect of Extracorporeal Shockwaves on Rhizopus oryzae Biofilms
Abigail Passey Genetic engineering of cells for treatment of autoimmune disorders
Daniela Godoy Examining the Trafficking of Normal and TYRP1 Ash-Red Protein in Melanocytes
Spencer McGee Soil fungal recovery after forest fires
Bryce Brunetti The Use of Phage Therapy Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Jarod Meecham Molecular Phylogeny of Coloburiscidae (Ephemeroptera)
Rebecca Welch and Gloria Robinson Peer Review Helps Students Improve Teamwork Skills in Science Classrooms
Tyler Hacking The Influence of Water Treatments on the Biomass of Lactuca sp.
Ernie Vilela Transcriptomics of Ephemeroptera (Mayflies): Generation of New Data and Bioinformatics workflow
Hannah Veltkamp Ingestion by coyotes decreases the time to germination of netleaf hackberry (Celtis  reticulata) seeds
Anh Phan Surface Brightness Fluctuation Distances to Galaxies Using Elliptical and Circular Masks
Anh Phan Laboratory Exercises for an Introductory Nanotechnology Class
Melania Pena  Data Reduction and Light Curve Analysis for the L/T Transition Brown Dwarf of Luhman 16
Trevor J. McDowell A Reduction in Vibratory Noise for Motorized Optics Mounting 
Nathaniel Gomez Detection of Protein Biomarkers by Quantum Dot Adsorption
Kelly Martin Public Health Excursion: Capitol Reef Field Station 
Madeline Gillies Impressions and Perceptions
Nate Yerke The Cutting Edge: Enhancing Student Motivation and Engagement in Learning


English Readings:

Nicholas Udy "Clockwork" and "Unnamed Piece"
McKayla Boyd           “The Last Adventure is Drea the Daring.”
Suzanne Chappell “Such Great Heights” and “Drecho”
Ashley Biggerstaff “Tooele” and “Family Tradition”
Kendra Nuttall The Widow, "There is no playground along the U.S.-Mexico border," and "Primevil."     
Christy May Stephensen  “On Being Made,” “My Mother Scar,” “Mother of Souls,”  “When the First Sister Wakes,” “When She Colors,” and "Light"
Christian Heftel "The Death of Sparrows and Flowers: Contemporary Verse Translations of Catullus 2, 3, and 11"



Hannah White The Effects of Imagery on Movement
Raven Paraso Research on Dreams by Anna Sokolow
Jessica Ketchum Utopian Culture in American Dance
LeGrande Lolo Eudaimonia and the Liminal State


Visual Arts:

Jessica Carbine Old Soul
Mitch Trounce Mamo Airlines


Technology, Automotive, and Automation Demonstrations:

Lucas Smith Rip and Tear, Tire Tread Wear
Joshua DeGering Excellence in Automation

Thanks to our faculty judges:

Acacia Overoye
Angelea Panos
Ashley Egan
Carolyn kuehne
Cheerier A. 
Chris Anderson
Danielle Taylor
Devin taylor
Elena Laricheva
Emily Heider
Eric Dowyan
Jack Trout
Joe Jensen
Josh Premo
Kristopher Kopp
Maritza Sotomayor
Meaghan McKasy
Michael Hollister
Ming Yu
Mohammad M Islam
Paige Gardiner
Paul Dunn
Paul Weber
Rachel Arocho
Reinhard Franz
Robert Simons
Skyler Simmons
Stacy Waddoups 
Stephen Chamberland
Stephen Ley
Todd Spencer
Wiktor Mogilski
Xu Sun
Zann Anderson

Printing Posters:

SCULPT has funding to print student posters for Showcase if submitted by Friday, Oct. 11. Once a student has registered, their name will be added to a list of authorized students. Please take your poster to Mike Bird in the College of Science Dean's Suite on a thumb drive. Posters should be formatted to print no larger than 40x48 inches. Printing takes time! Please do not wait until the last day! After Oct. 11, you will need to take your poster to the UVU Printing Office (off campus across the freeway in an industrial park) or to a commercial printing company, at your or your advisor's expense. Please print your poster as soon as possible.

Submitting your work to the Fulton Library Archive:

Please submit your poster or other Showcase materials to the Fulton Library digital archive.

Submit to Showcase Archive