Undergraduate Research

Each year a growing number of DSU students work alongside faculty on research and creative projects across all academic disciplines. Students often present their work at the annual Research Symposium held in April each year.


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What is Undergraduate Research?

The Council on Undergraduate Research defines undergraduate research as “An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.”

Thus, undergraduate research is a scholarly research or creative work produced by a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

About our office

We are the URO (Undergraduate Research Office).

A university resource for both undergraduate students and faculty members at DSU.

Our office not only helps recognize and celebrate research on campus but also helps researchers connect with collaborators, and seek funding opportunities to further enhance their work.

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Contact a senator:

Students interested in funding should contact the senator who represents their academic school. Senators will help students draft a bill that will go before the entire Senate for approval. For more information, email your senator. Each senator is listed by academic discipline: DSUSA.

Rico Del Sesto


Email: DelSesto@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-4488

Olga Pilkington

Assistant Director

Email: opilkington@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-4488

Research office

Email: research@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4488

Office: HCC 488

Office of Sponsored Programs

Email: Laura.Bennett@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4474

Office: N Admin 128