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.

What is the URO?

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.”

Therefore, undergraduate research is any scholarly research or creative work that is produced by an undergraduate student, that is, someone pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.

Our Office

We are a university resource for both students and faculty. 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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Feb 07, 2020 UCUR

8:00 am-4:00 pm
Utah State University

The 13th Annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research


Feb 14, 2020 Faculty Research Grants

Proposals must be submitted through research@dixie.edu latest 5pm MST on February 14, 2020.



Apr 17, 2020 Next Symposium

12:00 pm-5:00 pm
New Human Performance Center, DSU Campus



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: Lilian.White@dixie.edu

Office: Holland 5th floor