Friday, April 25, 2014

2014 Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day

While many students are counting down the days to summer vacation or graduation, a select number of student scientists from the University of Wyoming and Wyoming’s community colleges are counting down their days until the Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day on April 26th, 2014.

Over 360 undergraduate students from around Wyoming will gather to present their research to peers, mentors, faculty, family and friends. Undergraduate Research Day is a day of anticipation, excitement and celebration. It is the culmination of many hours, weeks and months of demanding research.

Student research projects vary, and encompass a large range of departments and subjects. Attendees will be able to see presentations or posters on topics including economics and finance, physics and astronomy, education, geology and geophysics, and many more. 

 "Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day is important because it provides a forum to showcase the wide-variety impressive research that is being done at the undergraduate level at UW and at Wyoming's community colleges," says Rick Matlock, Wyoming EPSCoR’s project administrator.

Wyoming EPSCoR supports undergraduate students through the Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, and these students will be among students presenting their research at Undergraduate Research Day.

EPSCoR encourages other students, faculty members, and staff to attend Undergraduate Research Day and support student researchers. Oral presentations will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Classroom Building. Poster presentations will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room. A map of the University of Wyoming campus can be found here

“Quite simply, attending Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day allows you to witness the amazing things that happen at the University of Wyoming and Wyoming’s community colleges throughout the year,” says Rick. “The level of work done by undergraduates is just remarkable.”

For questions or more information about Undergraduate Research Day, please visit our website or contact Beth Cable at

By Robin Rasmussen

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