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Campus Offices

The Bonderman Field Station at Rio Mesa provides opportunities for field-based interdisciplinary research in a real world laboratory in Southeastern Utah. Facilities are available for research, classes, workshops, retreats, community engagement activities in the Moab area, and writers- and artists-in-residence. Undergraduate fellowships are also available.

Andrea Brunelle

Research Co-Director 

Mitch Power

Research Co-Director

The CCTS Community Engagement Team provides consultation services to researchers and community members including identifying potential community partners in research and assistance with community-based and organizational based participatory research methods. Also see the CCTS datasets.

Tatiana Allen-Webb 

Community Liaison

tatiana.allen@hsc.utah.edu

 

 

 

CSME offers several innovative programs to help Utah's math & science teachers and scientists promote the benefits of a solid math and science education for children and their communities. 

Emily Gaines

Associate Director

emily.gaines@utah.edu

 

 

 

CTLE offers evaluations, consultations, workshops, and special events for faculty, adjuncts, graduate student instructors, and teaching assistants looking to improve teaching skills. 

801-581-7597

info@ctle.utah.edu

 

The Genetic Science Learning Center collaborates with researchers to develop & evaluate educational materials (online, multimedia, iPad, video, print, etc.) in all areas of science & health for K-20 & the public; offers courses & workshops for K-12 teachers & the public.

Louisa A. Stark

Director 

louisa.stark@utah.edu

 

 

Through consultation, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute can provide assessment, development, education, evaluation (including program improvement or outcome assessment), and training services. The institute is also an excellent resource for Utah demographic and community data as well as economic and survey research.

Ken Embley

Senior  Research Associate

801-581-7261

ken.embley@cppa.utah.edu

 Sara McCormick

Research Associate

801-585-7764

sara.mccormick@cppa.utah.edu

 

The Office of Budget & Institutional Analysis collects statistical summaries of the University of Utah's student and faculty population broken out by academic level, gender, age group, residency status, department, college, program, etc.

CONTACT OBIA

The Office of Undergraduate Research serves undergraduates interested in doing research with a faculty sponsor through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and Travel & Small Grants.

Rachel Hayes-Harb

Director
801-581-5249

r.hayes-harb@utah.edu

 

The Social Research Institute provides research, program design, evaluation, needs assessment, and training service assistance to faculty, students, and community partners working on proposals.

Norma Harris

Director, Research Professor

801-581-3822

norma.harris@socwk.utah.edu

                 

 

The University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) Education Pathways partnerships bring together west side students, parents, school staff and faculty with university resources to support more equitable education access for west side families. Emphasis is placed on parent involvement, teacher/staff trainings, safe spaces, next step opportunities, culturally validating curriculum, and supporting the development of a college going culture within the schools.

Teresa Molina

Assistant  Director

801-972-2863

t.molina@partners.utah.edu

 

Mentoring Resources on Campus

The Campus Life Mentors program is designed to engage new students with the University of Utah and surrounding campus community during their first year. There are mentors for freshman students, transfer students, as well as a women’s interest group.

clm@sa.utah.edu

The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence offers evaluations, consultations, workshops, and special events for faculty, adjuncts, graduate student instructors, and teaching assistants looking to improve teaching skills.

Adam Halstrom, Program Manager

801-585-1796

adam.halstrom@utah.edu

The Lassonde Ambassador and Mentor Program helps new and incoming students explore and get access to transformative experiences at the University of Utah. Special emphasis is given to helping first-generation, high-school students explore careers and educations related to innovation, entrepreneurship and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Anne Bastien, Program Manager

801-585-3198

anne.bastien@utah.edu 

lassonde@utah.edu

LEAP is a two semester course that enables new students to transition more confidently to college and to play an active role in their own education. Students work with outstanding faculty in small classes and participate in social and service activities with other students and with Peer Advisors.

info@leap.utah.edu

801-581-8920

The Office of Equity & Diversity provides support to students or incoming students who identify as DREAMers or have been granted DACA status, as well as a list of resources available on campus.

Brenda Valles

Director of Research & Assessment

801-581-5640

brenda.valles@utah.edu

The Research Mentoring Resources webpage lists campus research mentoring resources for mentors, mentees, faculty, postdocs & residents, students, and staff.

SMART Start gives undergraduate business students, MAcc students, MSIS Students, and MSF students the opportunity to be mentored by David Eccles School of Business alumni from across various business fields.

Student Success Advocates are available for in-person appointments to mentor and assist students. The website offers a list of tools and resources to support academic and personal success.

studentsuccess@utah.edu

The Women in Medicine & Science program at the Health Sciences Center fosters the academic progress of women faculty, housestaff, graduate students and medical students through education, advocacy, mentoring and networking.

801-585-6283

wims@hsc.utah.edu

 

Sponsored by the Colleges of Science and Engineering, the ACCESS Program offers 40 incoming female freshman women opportunities in science and mathematics each year.

Rosemary Gray, PhD

Program Director

801-581-6958

rosemarygray@bioscience.utah.edu

The American Indian Resource Center works with American Indian students, Tribes, and higher education entities in collaborative efforts to create opportunities for American Indians to become teachers.

Franci Taylor, Director

franci.taylor@utah.edu

801-581-7019

The College of Mines and Earth Sciences Outreach and Diversity program offers classroom and campus experience to junior high through high students. It introduces students to scientific research occurring in the College. The College also published High Grade Outreach Magazine, which includes excellent educator materials on air quality in the Salt Lake valley.

Samantha Davis

801-585-5176

samantha.j.davis@utah.edu

The Katie L. Dixon Women & Girls Leadership Endowment Fund provides financial support to current College of Social Work programs such as:

Girls Leadership Forum: life goals workshops, high-risk outreach for junior and high school students.

Women's Leadership Forum: mentoring seminars, fostering of collaboration, multi-generational round-tables for all ages

Community Service Learning Projects: Voluntary community projects for girls to apply what they learn in the skills forum.

CONTACT THE FUND

The Graduate School Diversity Resources website publishes a list of multicultural resources in the Salt Lake area to help new graduate students become familiar with the community. The Graduate School also offers Diversity Enhancement Grants.

Araceli Frias, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Diversity

801-581-6233

afrias@gradschool.utah.edu

Sponsored by the College of Engineering, Hi-GEAR is a week-long camp for female high school students.

Amanda May

Camp Director

amanda.may@utah.edu

The Health Sciences LEAP Program assists diverse students entering as Freshmen who have an interest in Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine or Health through academic and personal advising, and offer program activities where they can meet other diverse students interested in Health Sciences.

Zoe Tsagaris

801-587-9917

zoe.tsagaris@hsc.utah.edu

International Women’s Association at the University of Utahprovides a platform for intercultural exchange for women at the University of Utah and in the local community. All women interested in intercultural communication, topics, and awareness are welcome to participate in IWA activities.

iwautahchapter@gmail.com

IWA on Facebook

LEAP is a two semester course that enables new students to transition more confidently to college and to play an active role in their own education. Students work with outstanding faculty in small classes and participate in social and service activities with other students and with Peer Advisors.

info@leap.utah.edu

801-581-8920

The Office of Equity & Diversity provides statistics on the diversity of students and faculty at U of U, event planning for on and of campus outreach activities, and a list of resources available on campus. An annual Women's Week is held in March with speakers, networking activities, research presentations, etc.

Tony Shirley 

Outreach Coordinator & Advisor

801-585-6458

a.shirley@utah.edu

Feleti Matagi

Director of Student Services

801-581-4378

f.matagi@utah.edu

The Office of Inclusive Excellence collects educational resources, data, and provides support on issues of microagressions, bias, and campus climate.

Belinda Otukolo Saltiban, Ph.D

b.otukolo@utah.edu

The goal of the Office of Health Equity & Inclusion is to develop and promote policies and programs that support inclusivity in the University of Utah Health community and health equity in the community.

The College of Health Parks, REC, and Tourism and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) partner in this wilderness program where students learn leadership, judgment and decision-making, communication, small group behavior, outdoor skills, and environmental awareness. College-age, professional, adult and youth programs are available. 

Dr. Jim Sibthorp

Director of Graduate Studies

jim.sibthorp@health.utah.edu

801-581-5940

The Women's Club is a non-profit that brings together women to promote the University of Utah. Offers scholarships to full-time upper-level undergraduate women studying at the University.

Rita Patton

801-281-2450

roserita@hotmail.com

University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) brings together people from the University and west side neighborhoods to help facilitate long-term, sustainable, reciprocally beneficial partnerships with elementary and charter schools, community organizations, and refugee populations.

Teresa Molina

Assistant  Director

801-972-2863

t.molina@partners.utah.edu

The Women in Medicine & Science program at the Health Sciences Center fosters the academic progress of women faculty, housestaff, graduate students and medical students through education, advocacy, mentoring and networking.

801-585-6283

wims@hsc.utah.edu

The Women's Resource Center is a central resource for educational and support services for women. Programs include: scholarships, individual and couples counseling, and Go Girlz, a program that teaches empowerment to minority, first generation, female students in grades 6-12. The Women's Resource Center also sponsors underserved students through U START and offers a Graduate Training Program in Feminist Multicultural Counseling

Flor Olivo

folivo@sa.utah.edu 

Special Education and Disability Resources on Campus

The Center for Disability Services provides accommodations, financial and physical support for the educational development of students with disabilities. Multiple scholarships are available for students with physical and learning disabilities.

Scott McAward

Director

801-581-5020

smcaward@sa.utah.edu

The Entry Point program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business for summer internships and semester co-ops in major companies.

Laureen Summers

Education and Human Resources (for AAAS)

202-326-6649

lsummers@aaas.org

U-FIT is designed for children with special needs and their families. Physical activities are provided in a noncompetitive, fun environment where students learn to build friendships, increase self-esteem, improve motor skills and levels of physical fitness.

Dr. Hester  Henderson

Director

801-581-7964

hester.henderson@health.utah.edu

 

 evaluation services

Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC) offers research and evaluation services, training and development, and technical assistance to educational leaders, educators, policy makers, and other stakeholders throughout Utah. The UEPC works with faculty to coordinate project teams with both content and methodological expertise to meet clients' evaluation and research needs.

UEPC also coordinates access for researchers interested in accessing data for research purposes through the Utah Data Alliance.

CONTACT UEPC

k-12 resources on campus

American Indian Resource Center works with American Indian students, Tribes, and higher education entities in collaborative efforts to create opportunities for American Indians to become teachers.

Franci Taylor, Director

franci.taylor@utah.edu

801-581-7019

The Bonderman Field Station at Rio Mesa provides opportunities for field-based interdisciplinary research in a real world laboratory in Southeastern Utah. Facilities are available for research, classes, workshops, retreats, community engagement activities in the Moab area, and writers- and artists-in-residence. Undergraduate fellowships are also available.

Andrea Brunelle

Research Co-Director

 

Mitch Power

Research Co-Director

The Center for Science & Mathematics Education offers several innovative programs to help Utah's math & science teachers and scientists promote the benefits of a solid math and science education for children and their communities.

Holly Godsey

Director of Student Success & Teacher Development

holly.godsey@utah.edu

The College of Engineering K-12 Outreach programs offer educational resources which target elementary, junior high and high school students. Current engineering students serve as mentors and preceptors and some programs are specifically designed to engage under-represented minorities and women.

Amy Arkwright, Outreach Program Coordinator

801-585-0370

 amy.arkwright@utah.edu

College of Mines and Earth Sciences Outreach and Diversity offers classroom and campus experience to junior high through high students. It introduces students to scientific research occurring in the College. The College also published High Grade Outreach Magazine, which includes excellent material for teaching about air quality in the Salt Lake valley.

Molly Malone, Project Administrator

molly.malone@utah.edu

The Genetic Science Learning Center collaborates with researchers to develop & evaluate educational materials (online, multimedia, iPad, video, print, etc.) in all areas of science & health for K-20 & the public; offers courses & workshops for K-12 teachers & the public.

Louisa A. Stark

Director

louisa.stark@utah.edu

The J. Willard Marriott Library arranges visits for students to come and learn about the library and its services. The library has taught sessions for charter religious schools, con-current enrollment high school students, AP classes, IB students, as well as middle school students from Wyoming and Utah.

Terra Rossland

801-585-6887 or 801-585-9521

terra.rossland@utah.edu

The Natural History Museum of Utah provides field trips, teaching toolboxes, workshops, and many more events for educators, students, and families.

School Programs Manager
801.587.5713

University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) links to seven ethnically and culturally rich Salt Lake City neighborhoods and partnerships in elementary and charter schools, community organizations, and refugee populations.

Teresa Molina

Assistant  Director

801-972-2863

t.molina@partners.utah.edu

The Urban Institute for Teacher Education prepares educators to serve urban students and educational communities through collaboration with community-based initiatives, peer-mentoring and advocacy.

Mary Burbank, Director

801-581-6074

mary.burbank@uta.edu

State Resources

Bio-Innovations Gateway (BiG) is an educational institution and workforce training facility. Provides access to laboratories, machines, office space and resources for high school students and entrepreneurs to work together.

Teresa W. McKnight

Director

tmcknight@utah.gov

The Utah Education Network connects Utah schools, higher education institutions, libraries, community learning centers, and outreach venues through networking services, application hosting, and support.

Lisa Cohne

Program Manager

801-581-5176

lcohne@media.utah.edu

The Utah State K-12 Core Curriculum requirements lists standards and objectives by grade, subject, career and technical education. Provided by UEN in partnership with the Utah State Office of Education and Higher Ed Utah.

 Utah Women in Higher Education Network (UWHEN) advances women's leadership on campus.

Jessica Egbert, PhD
jegbert@rmuohp.edu

Federal Resources

The DOE Energy Teach and Learn Resources links to student competitions, internships, training and degree programs, career planning tools, and professional development opportunities. You can also explore videos, data tools, lessons, activities, and other online resources for K-12 teachers, university administrators, and students seeking careers in clean energy.

Environmental Education (EE) lists educational grants, resources, fellowships from the EPA.

NASA Educational Enterprise is a list of NASA educational programming for K-12 and higher education teachers.

The NIH Office of Science Education lists all education related programs, topics, and resources for NIH related educational activities.

NSF Resources for STEM Education lists findings generated through educational research and development projects funded in part by the National Science Foundation. It is made available to help inform states and school systems in developing strategies for improving K-12 STEM education. A second NSF-sponsored website, Successful STEM Education, also contains a library of resources related to improving STEM education.

Celeste Carter

vccarter@nsf.gov

NSF Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering site provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment.

STEM Education Coalition Resources

BEST (Building Engineering & Science Talent)

"A Bridge for All: Higher Education Design Principles to Broaden Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics," published by BEST, February 2004

"The Talent Imperative: Meeting America's Challenge in Science and Engineering, ASAP," published by BEST

Education, Capacity and Careers, AAAS Programs

Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), an NSF-sponsored alliance

AGEP Special Reports, Making Strides Newsletter archive, and Evaluation Resources

Making Strides: Special reports on diversity available at American Association for the Advancement of Science's Education and Human Resources 

"Diversifying the Engineering Workforce," by D. Chubin, G. May and E. Babco, Journal of Engineering Education, Jan. 2005, pp. 73-86

"Preparing Minority Scientists and Engineers," by Michael F. Summers and Freeman Hrabowski III, Science 31 March 2006: Vol 311. no. 5769, pp. 1870-1871

Diversity in Science Association: Nelson Diversity Surveys

Last Updated: 3/31/17