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The iUTAH Undergraduate Research Fellows (iFellows) Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students from institutions across the state to gain first-hand research experience in the labs of iUTAH project scientists. iFellows participate in an 11-week paid research experience and receive $4,500. All iFellows, regardless of their home institution, are placed at either the University of Utah (UU), Utah State University (USU), or Brigham Young University (BYU) for the summer.

 

Throughout the summer, iFellows train side-by-side with iUTAH researchers and graduate students, participate in professional skill development sessions, expand science communication skills, practice science poster and oral presentations, and engage with panels of STEM professionals from a number of different careers.

 

Check back in January 2018 for program and application dates and deadlines.

See last year’s 2016 iFellows Summer Cohort Schedule and 2016 iFellow Research Abstracts. Read moreplus icon

 

 

Meet the 2017 iFellows

Program Dates: May 15-July 28, 2017

Chase BeyerChase Beyer

Westminster College

Mentors:
Faculty: Ryan Dupont, USU

Faculty: Joan McLean, USU
Near-Peer: Trixie Rife, USU

 

Lindsay CapitoLindsay Capito

Utah State University

Mentors:
Faculty: Sarah Null, USU

Graduate: Maggi Kraft, USU

Maggie EnglandMaggie England

Weber State University

Mentors:
Faculty: Michelle Baker, USU
Near-Peer: Andreas Leidolf, USU

Christian FordChristian Ford

Salt Lake Community College

Mentors:
Faculty: David E. Rosenberg, USU
Near-Peer: Jim Stagge, USU

 

Mike FowlesMike Fowles

Weber State University

Mentors:

Faculty: Sarah Null, USU
Near-Peer: Maggi Kraft, USU

Emily JorgensenEmily Jorgensen

Brigham Young University

Mentors:
Faculty: Mark Brunson, USU
Near-Peer: Betsey York, USU


Andrew LuymesAndrew Luymes

Brigham Young University

Mentors:
Faculty: Greg Carling, BYU
Near-Peer: Brian Packer, BYU

Near-Peer: Colin Hale, BYU

Rosanies Odell

Rosanise Odell

Westminster College

Mentors:
Faculty: William Anderegg, UU
Near-Peer: Kailiang Yu, UU

Gabrielle RegenhardtGabrielle Regenhardt

University of Utah

Mentors:
Faculty: Brenda Bowen, UU
Near-Peer: Evan Kipnis, UU

 

Agatha RoeseAgatha Roese

Utah State University - Eastern-Price

Mentors:
Faculty: Zach Aanderud, BYU
Near-Peer: Erin Jones, BYU

 

Eric ShippEric Shipp

Brigham Young University

Mentors:

Faculty: Zach Aanderud, BYU

Graduate: Dylan Dastrup, BYU
Neer-Peer: Natasha Griffin, BYU

Jared StewartJared Stewart

University of Utah

Mentors:
Faculty: Peter Howe, USU
Near-Peer: Yajie Li, USU

Arin TownsArin Towns

Utah State University

Mentors:
Faculty: Janice Brahney, USU

Faculty: Bethany Neilson, USU
Near-Peer: None

Conor TysonConor Tyson

Utah State University

Mentors:
Faculty: Ryan Dupont, USU
Near-Peer: None

Desiree WickwarDesiree Wickwar

Westminster College

Mentors:
Faculty: Michelle Baker, USU
Near-Peer: Rachel Buck, USU

 

iFellows Weekly Recap

 

 

2017 iFellow Presentations

 

Monitoring Microbial Loading in Storm Water Runoff from Various Surface Types
IMonitoring Microbial Loading in Storm Water Runoff from Various Surface Types
Presented by: Chase Beyer

July 2017

Evaluating Model Accuracy for Fish Habitat in the Weber Watershed
Evaluating Model Accuracy for Fish Habitat in theWeber Watershed
Presented by: Lindsay Capito,

July 2017

Bird Assemblages as an Indicator of
Riparian Quality

Bird Assemblages as an Indicator of Riparian Quality
Presented by: Margaret England

July 2017

Predicting Unmet Municipal & Industrial Water Demand Due to Population and Drought in Cache County, Utah
Predicting Unmet Municipal & Industrial Water Demand Due to Population and Drought in Cache County, Utah
Presented by: Christian Ford

July 2017

Quantifying Spatial Variability of Habitat Suitability Parameters in the Weber Watershed
Quantifying Spatial Variability of Habitat Suitability Parameters in the Weber Watershed
Presented by: Michael T. Fowles

July 2017

Socio-environmental analysis of landscape tree choices in Cache Valley, Utah
Socio-environmental analysis of landscape treechoices in Cache Valley, Utah
Presented by: Emily Jorgensen

July 2017

Spatial Variation of Soil Characteristics in Upper Provo River Watershe
Spatial Variation of Soil Characteristics inUpper Provo River Watershed
Presented by: Andrew Luymes

July 2017

The Impact of Competition on Plant Water Use Efficiency

The Impact of Competition on Plant Water UseEfficiency
Presented by: Rosanise Odell

July 2017

Cyanobacterial Blooms and Phosphorus In Utah Lakes

Cyanobacterial Blooms and Phosphorus In Utah Lakes
Presented by: Agatha Roese

July 2017

Harmful Algal Blooms at Utah Lake

 

Harmful Algal Blooms at Utah Lake
Presented by: Eric Shipp

July 2017

Risk Communication on Social Media to Spanish-Speaking Populations

Risk Communication on Social Media to Spanish-Speaking Populations
Presented by: Jared Stewart

July 2017

Microbial Contamination and Die-Off on Plants Irrigated with Treated Wastewater
Microbial Contamination and Die-Off onPlants Irrigated with Treated Wastewater
Presented by: Conor Tyson

July 2017

Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Utah Wetlands
Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Utah Wetlands
Presented by: Desireè Wickwar

July 2017

 

Undergraduate Resources

 

 

iFellows Accomplishments

 

July 20, 2017

Undergraduate Student Research to Sustain Utah's Water Future

15 undergraduate student researchers participated in the 2017 iFellows program The iFellows program is an 11-week research experience program for undergraduates. For the past five years,  a large number of students apply in early spring from Read More...

 

 

April 24, 2017

Former iFellow Kari Norman receives prestigious NSF fellowship

Kari Norman was one of eight Utah State University scholars selected for a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In 2013, Norman participated in iUTAH’s iFellows program, which places undergraduate students in the Read More...

 

 

March 8, 2017

iUTAH Students Present At Undergraduate Research Conference

Undergraduate students from across the state, including 16 students working on iUTAH research, were selected to present posters/presentations at the 2017 Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) on Friday, February 17, at Utah Valley University Read More...

 

 

February 23, 2017

Student Research on Utah Water Voices Survey Published

iUTAH undergraduate student researchers Phillip André Valle from Weber State University and Zack Oldroyd from Utah State University, along with sociology professor Courtney Flint and colleagues from USU, featured their work Read More...

 

 

February 6, 2017

iUTAH Students Present Research on Capitol Hill

Undergraduate students from the University of Utah and Utah State University presented their research for Utah lawmakers in the rotunda of the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Due to weather-related issues, USU did not make it Read More...

 

 

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