Scholars Transforming through Research Program 2022

Abstracts due: September 7, 2022
Event Date: October 23-24, 2022
Location: Alexandria, VA

Learn More about STR

Who – Requirements for a STR Program Attendee: This program will provide an opportunity for institutional teams to apply. Teams must consist of a campus representative team lead – faculty or mentor – and up to two undergraduate research students who are currently enrolled in or have previously completed an undergraduate research experience. Each team member will be involved in all aspects of the trainings provided. 

What – Details about the Program: The STR Program serves as a six month professional development opportunity for undergraduate students and faculty/mentors interested in garnering communication and advocacy skills to leverage the impact of their undergraduate research experience by conveying their story to stakeholder groups such as funding agencies, association partners, elected officials, future employers, community, and beyond. The cost of the program is broken down below. This includes the required October in-person training, however travel and lodging are an additional expense.

If you are interested in applying, the Office of Research can help you compile, organize, structure, and submit your application materials. Email UR@usu.edu if you are considering an application to STR.

Kirsten Barker
2020 STR Attendee

USU undergraduate Kirsten Barker was accepted to present his research at the 2020 Scholars Transforming through Research Program. She and her partner were chosen alongside one student from Dixie State to represent Utah at the event; Kirsten and Laurana shared their research poster entitled “Collaboration and the Environment: Music as a Model for Social Change”. Congratulations, Kirsten!

Laurana Wheeler Roderer
2020 STR Attendee

USU undergraduate Laurana Wheeler Roderer was accepted to present his research at the 2020 Scholars Transforming through Research Program. She and her partner were chosen alongside one student from Dixie State to represent Utah at the event; Laurana and Kirsten shared their research poster entitled “Collaboration and the Environment: Music as a Model for Social Change”. Congratulations, Laurana!

Andrew (AJ) Walters
2019 STR Attendee

USU undergraduate AJ Walters was accepted to present his research at the 2019 Scholars Transforming through Research Program. He was chosen as the singular representative from Utah to present his research poster entitled “Characterization and Genetic Engineering of Bacteria for the Production of Fixed Nitrogen Fertilizers on Mars”. Congratulations, AJ!