Research Office

Undergraduate Research Committee

Undergraduate Research (UR) Committee Mission Statement

The UR Committee at Utah Tech promotes, coordinates and celebrates undergraduate student research achievements across our campus. To draw attention to outstanding student accomplishments, the committee hosts an annual student research day. The committee also assists with and recommends student proposals for inclusion in the annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research.

The UR Committee is comprised of faculty members from multiple disciplines, undergraduate research interns, and UTSA student representatives. The Committee meets bi-monthly to discuss, plan and coordinate research activities across campus.

UR Committee Members

Name Discipline Email Address
Jessica Abbott Applied Sociology & Criminal Justice
John Burns Library
Vinodh Chellamuthu Mathematics – Chair of UR Committee
Tracy Fawns Nursing
Marzieh Ghasemi Physical Science
Zhenyu Jin Earth & Environmental Science
Danielle Larsen-Rife Psychology
Robert Matheson Music
David Olson Information Systems & Analytics
Byungeun Pak Education
Milan Pantovic Health Sciences
Cristina Rosetti History, Humanities, & Modern Languages
Wendy Schatzberg Chemistry
Hung Yu Shih Biological Sciences
Alex Tye Earth & Environmental Science


Research office


Phone: 435-879-4488

Office: HCC 488