iUTAH Summer Research Institute 


iUTAH Summer Research Institute


iUTAH's Summer Research Institute

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Designed to help teachers and prospective teachers gain insight into what scientists do and how they collaborate, and to engage students in hands-on research, the iUTAH Summer Research Institute brings together high school students, secondary education teachers, and undergraduate students to conduct research on water sustainability in Utah. Participants work together with university faculty in small teams to perform hands-on research in the field related to water quality, vegetation and soil moisture, microbiology, social science, and more, in addition to collecting data, and sharing results with the iUTAH team. This year, the Institute will be doing water-related research on the Red Butte Creek watershed.


2016 Summer Research Institute:

When: July 11-15, 2016, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm each day

Where: University of Utah

Now accepting applications for summer 2016!

Deadline: All applications should be entered electronically by May 1, 2016 Successful applicants will be notified via email by May 15, 2016


Like to spend time outdoors learning about your environment? Join us for a week spent performing research in the Red Butte Creek Watershed and contribute to the bigger picture of water sustainability in Utah. Secondary education teachers, undergraduates, and high school students who enjoy spending time outdoors while learning about the environment are encouraged to apply.


Applications may be submitted online using the links below:


During the Institute you will:

  • Earn a stipend for your participation.
  • Work in small teams of high school students, undergraduates, teachers and graduate students.
  • Perform hands-on research in the field with University scientists.
  • Gain insight into what scientists do and how they collaborate.
  • Work together to analyze your data and prepare a poster to share your research findings.
  • Present your research poster in an informal, open-house format.
  • Learn about more watershed-related research in the Wasatch front.
  • Participate in breakout sessions tailored to you.


Applicant Resources