The Undergraduate Research Advisory Board was created to support, assess, and improve the undergraduate research program at USU. From the beginning, in the fall of 2007, discussions focused on removing impediments to student access and launching new efforts to enhance the program.
The Board is made up of faculty selected from the Undergraduate Research Mentors of the Year for each college from the preceding academic year, representatives of student-serving units throughout campus, and the Undergraduate Research Fellow Ambassadors. This combination of faculty, staff and students allows for diversity of perspective as the Board guides the Office of Research.
The faculty representatives of the Board are also responsible for selecting the USU Undergraduate Researcher of the Year, and the faculty and student Board members select the USU Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year. Each college winner of these awards is considered for the university-wide prize.
Anyone is free to contact members of the board and ask that items be brought to a board meeting. Alternately, agenda items can be submitted to the Office of Research via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.