UVU believes that students should have the opportunity to participate in innovative projects and research within their field of study. This website will help you to engage in meaningful scholarly and creative activities with the help of a faculty mentor.

Helpful Resources

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Apply for Funding

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Upcoming Conference Presentation Opportunities

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2024 Utah Conference of Undergraduate Research (UCUR)

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UVU Students with accepted abstracts should register to attend and select "Invoice My Institution"
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Benefits of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

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Projects can help clarify one’s personal interests and plans after graduation by expounding upon a student's existing knowledge of a field and improve their perception of it.

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Mentor Relationships

Working with a faculty mentor is another opportunity for students to grow one's knowledge of a particular field, receive advice, network and add that professor as an academic reference for future academic and professional pursuits.

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Professional Development

Research gives students the opportunity to demonstrate to future employers that they have harnessed a variety of skills and know how to take on projects. Research experience adds value to future academic and professional applications.

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Transferable Skills

In addition to becoming familiar with the research process, students also develop skills like problem-solving, communication, and collaboration that are applicable for many settings.

Student Testimonials

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"I'd encourage students to take advantage of the opportunity to apply for grants if they have ideas. The whole point of it is to give hands-on, real-world learning experience and it really does that. It's given me the opportunity to work on something that I came up with myself. I had to learn what is good about my idea, what is bad about my idea, and actually bring my idea to life because of that grant money."

Chandler Flinders - Engineering Student

Past Projects