Research on Capitol Hill

Where: Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City
Time:  9am - 1pm
Event Date: February 20, 2025

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Representative Joel Briscoe meeting with student presenters Cristina Chirvasa and Rivkah Haubner to talk about their research on USU student and faculty perceptions about evironmental initiatives.
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Student Luke Andersen talks about his work with the ASPIRE Reseach Center, which is focused on electrified transportation. He is developing power converter prototypes for electric vehicle chargers.

Utah’s two public research institutions, Utah State University and the University of Utah, will come together on January 18, 2024 to share our undergraduate student work with Utah’s leaders, including private citizens, the media, legislators, and even the governor’s office.

Research on Capitol Hill (ROCH) is an annual celebration of undergraduate research and creative pursuits. Students have the opportunity to show policy-makers how innovative and impactful their research is and how important the state’s support is to continue conducting such exciting work. From projects on drought-tolerant plants to performance anxiety, self-charging car batteries to social media trends, our students will have meaningful conversations with potential for significant impact on the state.  

2024 ROCH Presentors   Previous ROCH Presenters

If you are interested in presenting at a future ROCH event, check back when the application cycle opens in October 2024.