Prepare to be Blown Away at Research Week 2018

Research Week is a great opportunity for students and faculty to learn about and share research efforts on campus. This year’s events begin on April 10 and will include several events to engage graduate students in a community of learning.   

The Faculty Author Exhibit is a great opportunity for students to learn about faculty research during Research Week. Presenting will be three faculty members who have published a book within the last year. Dr. David F. Lancy from the Anthropology Department will be discussing different cultures’ ways of raising children. Dr. Tammy Proctor from the History Department will introduce the story of an English Governess’s role in the Great War, and Dr. Justin Julander will speak about his research on the Green Tree Python. Join faculty and students on Tuesday, April 10 in the Library New Books Lounge at 3:30 pm. 

The D. Wynne Thorne Lecture includes a lecture from last year’s awardee, JoAnn Tschanz, a professor from the Psychology Department. She will be speaking about her research in the Cache County Memory Study. This will take place in the New Books Lounge at 11:30 am on Wednesday, April 11. 

Students also will have an opportunity to present research at the Student Research Symposium on Thursday April 12. Attend this event to discover what projects 200 of your undergraduate and graduate peers have been working on. Each student will be judged on their ability to properly communicate their research to faculty judges and others through both poster and oral presentations. The event takes over the library from 9 am to 5 pm. 

Ignite USU will headline six students speaking on how their research impacts the greater community and share insight on what they have learned while researching at USU. The line up will include 4 grad students, Keith Buswell, Tatiana Soboleva, Michelle Parker and Kirtan Patel. 

Buswell has been visiting barbershops across the world for almost twenty-five years. He believes that these shops are more than a place for a haircut, but also a way for community and human connection.  

Soboleva will discuss the importance of using designing CO-releasing molecules for health benefits in safe and controlled environment. 

Parker studies how vocal features, a unique characteristic for every person, affect how you are perceived. She especially takes interest in the Vocal Fry, or the vocal feature that resembles creaking and occurs at the end of an utterance.  

Patel will speak about how a low caste tailor in India became an influencer of Hindu tradition even though met by resistance from powerful monks and government leaders in the region. 

Ignite will be followed by a Research Week closing reception, including refreshments and live music. 

All events are free of charge and hosted by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. For a full list of events visit the Research Week website.  


Writer: Bentlee Rice | Office of Research and Graduate Studies |