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Academic Advising


 


Biology Advisors

Mark Campbell

Biology Advisor

Mark Campbell

Biology Advisor
JTB Rm 220
 801-581-6244
 mark.a.campbell@utah.edu

Savannah Manwill

Biology Advisor

Savannah Manwill

Biology Advisor
CSC 240
 801-587-0642
 savannah.manwill@utah.edu

Jacklyn Chiu

Biology Advisor

Jacklyn Chiu

Biology Advisor
 801-581-6244
 jacklyn.chiu@utah.edu

Bree Peacock

Biology Advisor

Bree Peacock

Biology Advisor
JTB Rm 220
 bree.peacock@utah.edu

Sean Meyer

Biology Advisor

Sean Meyer

Biology Advisor
 sean.t.meyer@utah.edu

Chemistry Advisors

Maddy Montgomery

Chemistry Advisor

Maddy Montgomery

Chemistry Advisor
HEB 2112
 801-585-7284
 advisor@chem.utah.edu

Joe Simpson

Chemistry Advisor

Joe Simpson

Chemistry Advisor
HEB 2112
 801-585-7284
 advisor@chem.utah.edu

Mathematics Advisors

Lauren Bustamante

Mathematics Advisor

Lauren Bustamante

Mathematics Advisor
 801-581-4880
 lauren.bustamante@utah.edu

Physics & Astronomy Advisor

Cyri Dixon

Physics & Astronomy Advisor

Cyri Dixon

Physics & Astronomy Advisor
CSC 240
 801-587-0650
 cyri.dixon@utah.edu

Honors College Advisor

Karleton Munn

Honors College Advisor

Karleton Munn

Honors College Advisor
 801-581-7383
 k.munn@honors.utah.edu

Internships & Careers

Jacqueline Broida

Internship Coordinator

Jacqueline Broida

Internship Coordinator
 801-585-1985
 Jacqueline.broida@utah.edu

Karolyn Christopher

Education Director C.S.M.E.

Karolyn Christopher

Education Director C.S.M.E.
 u1215255@utah.edu

Francine Mahak

Graduate Career Coach

Francine Mahak

Graduate Career Coach
 801-585-9076
 fmahak@sa.utah.edu

General Education Requirement Form

If you see transfer courses on your Degree Audit that you think should clear General Education requirements, but aren’t doing so, and you are a College of Science major, please submit the General Education Requirement petition form.


 

Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

Scholarships for students at the College of Science.

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Academic Resources

Resources for academic success.

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Late Withdrawals

Withdrawal instructions and downloadable Petition forms.

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Student Wellness

Tools for you to maintain a safe and healthy life both in and out of class.

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Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

College of Science Scholarship Opportunities


The College of Science offers a number of scholarship opportunities for incoming, undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarship applications may be found through Academic Works, the University's scholarship application portal. Complete the University General Application then you will see the Science scholarship opportunities.

It is highly recommended that all students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to determine what state or federal aid for which you may be eligible, including work-study opportunities and grants.

First-year and transfer students must have an active Campus Information Services (CIS) account and University E-mail account (UMail) before applying for scholarships.


 

Graduate student emergency scholarship

The College of Science Graduate Student Emergency fund can provide financial support when an unexpected event creates immediate financial hardship. If funds are granted, they do not have to be repaid.

  • Typical awards made through this program are limited to be between $500 and $2500.
  • This program is subject to the availability of funds.
  • If you are receiving financial aid, please contact the financial aid office to see how such an award might impact your financial aid.

apply now!


Science Research Initiative (SRI)

Want to learn how to conduct research and create connections with faculty and other Science students? Join the Science Research Initiative (SRI)!

SRI offers College of Science students the opportunity to participate in discovery-based scientific research starting your first day on campus, with no prior research experience required. You will gain research skills that will help you in science classes, learn with College of Science peers, and connect with faculty across the University.

Apply Now!


Incoming Student Opportunities

Scholarship applications are closed for the 2022-23 Academic Year.

Applications will open January 2023.

 


Current Student Opportunities

Scholarship applications are closed for the 2022-23 Academic Year.

Applications will open January 2023.

Questions

Questions about scholarships and financial aid? Make an appointment with a financial aid counselor!

If you have questions about a specific College of Science opportunity, please email office@science.utah.edu.

Departmental Scholarship Opportunities


Office of Nationally competitive scholarships


The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships maintains a list of highly prestigious scholarship opportunities. Applications for these opportunities are maintained by this university department.

 

 

Academic Resources

Need help?
Start Here.


Achieving a degree in the College of Science can be challenging. Faculty and staff are here to help you succeed!

Below are some services that are intended to empower students to succeed in their course content and develop transferable skills to help them in their academic careers.

Top 5 tips from College of Science advisors:


1. Go to class – and participate.
Class attendance actually does affect your grade. Exams are sometimes based on lectures and not chapters of the book, so it is important to be present in class. Also, instructors will sometimes make important announcements during class pertaining to assignments and exams.

2. Learn how to take notes.
The Learning Center can help you improve on note-taking strategies. Develop good study habits by reviewing your notes often, and writing down questions you have to address with the instructor.

3. Utilize a planner or electronic calendar.
Time management is critical to becoming a successful student. Write down deadlines for items that involve classes, study time, campus activities, and work obligations. Here is the University of Utah’s Academic Calendar for important dates for registration, finals, etc.

4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help – and don’t wait until it’s too late.
Reach out to instructors, TAs, and LAs during their office hours to get help with assignments and other issues relating to the class. Make an appointment with an advisor, and utilize the tutoring resources below!

5. Don’t give up!
We know college can be hard, and life often throws additional challenges your way. You can do this, and we are here to help.

Student Resources

Forms and Tools

COS Advisors are here to help. Make an appointment for a virtual session.

Science Ambassadors

science ambassadors


Our College of Science Ambassadors are a group of University of Utah students who are passionate about science and their education. Ambassadors are leaders in our college and help with a wide variety of events, the recruitment of new students, and keeping current students engaged and excited about science.

Meet Our Current Ambassadors


Click on the photos below to learn more about each of our Science Ambassadors!

You can reach out to them via email to ask questions or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with them.

They can talk to you about:

  • Choosing a major or minor
  • Getting into research
  • Gaining leadership experiences
  • Succeeding in classes
  • Finding your community on campus
  • and much more!

Please don't hesitate to reach out to one of our Student Ambassadors. They are here for you!

Aasutosh

Physics │ he/him

Aasutosh

Physics │ he/him
My name is Aasutosh Acharya. I am a second-year Physics major with Biomedical Physics as my emphasis. I am also on a pre-med track at the moment. After my undergraduate degree, I hope to attend medical school. I am not sure what my future will look like exactly, but let's just say I am fascinated by surgery. Outside school, I love to go on a hike, play hide and seek with my dog (I haven't won once), and just enjoy nature. If you see me walking around campus, or running I should say, because I am always late for class, come and say hi.
 u1236253@utah.edu

Alexa

Biology │ she/her

Alexa

Biology │ she/her
Hello! My name is Alexa and I'm pursuing my HBS in Biology with an emphasis in Genetics and Genomics and a minor in Chemistry. I'm also a TA in the biology department. After graduation, I hope to work towards my MS or Ph.D. to contribute to inheritable disease research or the pharmacogenomics field. I am originally from Southern California, but I moved to Utah, where snowboarding stole my heart. Besides studying and hitting the slopes, I love weightlifting, archery, kickboxing, and rooting for the Dodgers. If you ever see me around, say hi!
 u1305440@utah.edu

Anika

Biology │ she/her

Anika

Biology │ she/her
Hi there, I'm Anika! I'm from Peoria, Illinois, and I am currently a sophomore studying Neurobiology with minors in Global Health and Applied Ethics (with an emphasis in Bioethics). I participate in RNA research at the Bass lab on upper campus, which I joined through connections made in the SRI, but when I'm not studying or in the lab, I can usually be found in the gym, skiing, or playing guitar. After undergrad, I hope to get a PhD or PhD/MD in Bioethics and work closely with medical researchers.
 u1296298@utah.edu

Brian C.

Biology │ he/him

Brian C.

Biology │ he/him
Hello! My name is Brian and I'm from southern California. I'm currently majoring in Biology with an Anatomy emphasis and a Chemistry minor with dreams of going to medical school and becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. Currently, I work as a restaurant server a couple days a week while focusing on school and my social life. I love be out in social settings, being active, and bringing communities together to achieve a greater purpose.
 u1247623@umail.utah.edu

Caroline

Biology │ she/her

Caroline

Biology │ she/her
Hi there! My name is Caroline Keller, and I am from Millcreek, Utah. Here at the U, I am a sophomore pursuing a Biology degree with an emphasis in Genetics. After I earn my undergraduate degree, I plan to attend grad school to get a PhD. I am very passionate about research and my dream job is to open a lab of my own one day! I am very fortunate to do research at the Phadnis lab, where I study the hybrid incompatibility system of Drosophila pseudoobscura with the goal of locating and characterizing more genes that cause hybrid male sterility. I also love teaching and work as a TA for the introductory biology labs. Outside of the College of Science, you can find me on the mountain skiing, at a workout class, or participating in greek life events with my sorority sisters.
 Caroline.keller@path.utah.edu

Dua

Physics │ she/her

Dua

Physics │ she/her
Hi! I'm Dua and I'm a born and raised Utahn from Draper. I am majoring in Honors Physics on the biomedical emphasis, and currently conducting neuroscience research at the Caron Lab. During my undergraduate years here at the U, I intend to tie my education and research together towards an MD/PhD, in order to specialize in neurology. Along with the sciences, I love the arts, especially film and photography. So if you don't see me in the lab, you'll most likely see me making something with a camera!
 u1312151@utah.edu

Evan

Biology │ he/him

Evan

Biology │ he/him
Hey! My name is Evan and I am from Bountiful Utah. I'm a senior this year, majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Anatomy and Physiology and a minor in Chemistry. My life long goal has been to attend medical school, and hopefully specialize in non-operative orthopedics/sports medicine. Other than being a College of Science Ambassador, on campus I am also involved in Greek Life, being a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and as a student leader with the Bennion Center. I am also a Teaching Assistant for Organic Chemistry, which has been my favorite undergraduate class by far! Recently, I was lucky enough to begin working as a research assistant at the Huntsman Cancer Institute with the Ullman Lab, which specializes in studying cell division. In my free time I love to golf, workout, binge watch Netflix, and do just about anything outdoors.
 evan.carlson@utah.edu

Inez

Biology │ she/her

Inez

Biology │ she/her
Hello! My name is Inez Scott. I'm originally from Springville, Utah! I am a Junior here at the U majoring in Neurobiology and minoring in Chemistry. I plan on attending medical school after I finish my undergrad. I would love to work in women's health, maybe as an OB-GYN, but I'm still exploring! Outside of school, I love doing anything outside but especially skiing!! I also love meeting new people, so if you see me on campus definitely come say hi and we can go get some food or something. 🙂
 u1244061@utah.edu

Manny

Mathematics │ he/him

Manny

Mathematics │ he/him
Hi, I'm Manny! I am a second-year student double-majoring in Mathematics with an emphasis in Statistics and Spanish and double minoring in Computer Science and Latin American Studies. I'm from Logan - Utah, but I spent most of my childhood in Mexico. Other than working with the College of Science, I also work as a University Ambassador for the Office of Admissions. I rarely have any free time, but when I do, I love spending time cooking and sculpting. If you ever see me walking around alone or giving a tour, don't be afraid to say hi!
 u1288678@utah.edu

Michelle

Biology │ she/her

Michelle

Biology │ she/her
Hi! I'm Michelle and I'm from Denver, Colorado! As of Fall 2022 I will be going into my third year here at the U studying Biology with an Anatomy and Physiology emphasis and a Pediatric Clinical Research minor. After graduating, I hope to pursue an MD or MD-PhD. I am currently involved in research in the Yamaguchi biology lab where we study the neural basis of behavior using African clawed frogs and I am also a Resident Advisor in on-campus housing. When I have free time I enjoy dancing, painting, and going to the movie theaters.
 u1311454@utah.edu

Riley

Physics │ she/her

Riley

Physics │ she/her
My name is Riley Murray, and I'm a Computational Physics and Linguistics double-major! I like a good challenge, and I love to learn new things from the people around me. My two disciplines have allowed me to explore interesting intersections between the sciences and the humanities, which have really rounded out my education as a scientist. As an Idaho native transplanted in Utah, I love the outdoors-- hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, you name it! I also enjoy learning languages (I've got Japanese, French, and some Scots Gaelic now) and playing guitar, ukulele, and piano. One of my biggest goals in life is to see as much of the world as possible, and to make friends all over it!
 u1195514@utah.edu

Sahar

Biology │ she/they

Sahar

Biology │ she/they
Hi everyone! My name is Sahar, and I am a junior majoring in biology and business administration. In the future, I plan on pursuing an MD/PhD degree. I was born and raised in Sugarhouse, but my family is originally from Afghanistan. I hope to one day return to Afghanistan and provide medical care and resources. In my free time, I like to hang out with family and friends, hike, and online shop. Go Utes!
 u0902561@utah.edu

Sawyer

Physics │ she/they

Sawyer

Physics │ she/they
Hi! My name is Sawyer Brown and I'm from Salt Lake City, UT. I am currently in my first year pursuing a degree in both Astrophysics and Computer Science. I hope to use my degrees to study particle physics and quantum mechanics, and maybe do some work in the educational sector. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, listening to music, being outside, reading, and watching movies.
 u1346615@umail.utah.edu

Sydney L.

Chemistry │ she/her

Sydney L.

Chemistry │ she/her
Hi! I'm Sydney and I am going into my third year at the University of Utah in the Fall of 2021. My major is chemistry with a biological emphasis and I hope to go to medical school after completing my undergraduate degree. I've been so lucky to be a part of the Velayutham Lab in the Department of Nutrition, studying the dietary effect of blueberries on the cardiovascular health of mice and the gut microbiome. Outside of College of Science Ambassadors, I work with the Union Programming Council and I am a teaching assistant for the Biology 1615 lab. In my free time I love to go snowboarding, climb at the summit, and paint.
 u1194073@utah.edu

Tayla

Biology │ she/her

Tayla

Biology │ she/her
My name is Tayla. I am in my third year pursuing a Biology degree with a Neurobiology Emphasis and minors in Chemistry and Pediatric Clinical Research. I was born and raised in Utah and am originally from Herriman, Utah. After my undergrad, I hope to be accepted into medical school or PA school. Outside the College of Science, I'm involved with the Bennion Center (community engagement and volunteer center), and currently, I am a University Ambassador where I give campus tours. During my free time, I enjoy long-distance running, hiking, weightlifting, going to sporting events, and anything outside.
 tayla.chiang@utah.edu

Warren

Biology │ he/him

Warren

Biology │ he/him
Hello! My name is Warren, and I am starting my second year at the U pursuing a Biology major with a Physiology and Anatomy emphasis and a Chemistry minor. After graduating, I plan to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. program with a research-focused surgical practice. At present, I work in Dr. Hong Mu’s immunology research laboratory as an undergraduate research assistant, exploring immunological pathways and analyzing the effects of environmental factors, specifically Mycoplasma arthritidis mitogen, on the induction and proliferation of rheumatoid arthritis. I also spend at least one day a week working in procedure rooms or the operating room in Endoscopy at the University of Utah medical center. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, hiking, skiing, kayaking, exercising, stargazing, and baking!

Ainsley

Chemistry │ she/her

Ainsley

Chemistry │ she/her
Hello! My name is Ainsley Nystrom and I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona. I am studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biology and a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences with hopes to pursue a Ph.D. I am currently involved with a lab that studies forest resilience and factors that impact tree physiological responses to drought. If you ever want someone to ski, hike, climb, or do anything outdoors with, just reach out - I am your girl!
 ainsley.nystrom@utah.edu

Alley

Biochemistry │ she/her

Alley

Biochemistry │ she/her
Hi friends!! My name is Alex Lockrey, but most people just call me Alley. I am an out-of-state student from California. I am in my sophomore year at the University of Utah studying Biochemistry with hopes of going to Medical School someday. I am minoring in Pediatric research. I have enjoyed many activities so far at the U, but a few of my favorites include cancer research up at the Huntsman, Student-lead STEM tutoring, and intramural volleyball. In my free time, I enjoy snowboarding, fishing, camping, hiking, and spending time with friends.
 u1310345@utah.edu

Arnel

Chemistry │ he/him

Arnel

Chemistry │ he/him
Hi people! My name is Arnel and I am from Salt Lake City. I am a first generation college student and American. My major is chemistry with an emphasis in biology and I am in the Honors College. It is currently my second year at the University of Utah, where I am a UROP Scholar Researcher at the Bischak Lab in the Department of Chemistry. I am currently investigating ion cooperativity in organic mixed conductors. I am also a Co-Founder and the Administrative Director of the "InfectED" club, where we aim to educate and inform underrepresented communities about infectious diseases. I plan on pursuing an MD-PhD program and my interests lie in cardiothoracic surgery.
 u0924471@utah.edu

Brian H.

Physics │ he/him

Brian H.

Physics │ he/him
Hi, I'm Brian! I am a senior majoring in physics and piano performance. I'm from Syracuse - Utah, not New York - and I love books, food, and board games. I play piano and cello, and between the two of my majors, I spend far more time locked alone in a practice room or laboratory than is healthy for any sane human being, but I also love being around friends and other people. I am a part of the U's Center for Acoustic Cooling Technology, and build and test thermoacoustic engines. Whether you see me walking around with or without the bow tie, come say hello!
 u1028469@utah.edu

Carson

Biology │ he/him

Carson

Biology │ he/him
Hello! My name is Carson Sautter and I am a Sophomore working towards a B.S. in Biology with an Anatomy and Physiology emphasis along with a minor in Chemistry. I currently work at the University of Utah hospital as a CNA on the Pre-Medical track. Although I'm originally from the Bay Area, I have lived in Utah for the past 5 years and I have loved living close to the mountains, staying busy with hiking during the summer, and skiing during the winter. If you see me in the gym or on the mountain, come say hi!
 u1280823@utah.edu

Ella

Chemistry │ she/her

Ella

Chemistry │ she/her
Hey there! My name is Ella and I am in my senior year at the University of Utah. I am a Chemistry major with a double emphasis in Materials Science and Engineering as well as Biology. Once I graduate with my HBS, I would like to attend graduate school, possibly out of the country if I can swing that. I tend to spend my infrequent free time training on the aerial hoop, going down Googling rabbit holes about random science facts, or trying to catch up on reading all of the classics I missed by not taking AP Lit. If you see me around campus, feel free to ask me questions about chemistry or just say hello!
 u1182164@utah.edu

Hanna

Applied Mathematics │ she/her

Hanna

Applied Mathematics │ she/her
Hi! My name is Hanna Pucheu-Okamura. I come from a Mexican-Dominican background with French and Japanese descent. I'm going to be a third-year student in Fall 2022 pursuing an Applied Mathematics major with a Cognitive Science minor. I am also a learning assistant for physics. In the future, I hope to do research and work with institutions such as health and medicine and education, in order to benefit them and the minorities who struggle in the community. In my free time I like to travel, go out bachata dancing, perform pretend concerts alone in my car, and visit friends and family back home. I am so excited to be a College of Science Ambassador!
 u1312710@utah.edu

Josh

Biology │ he/him

Josh

Biology │ he/him
Hi! My name is Josh and I'm currently a sophomore pursuing an Honors B.S. in Neurobiology and Psychology, while minoring in Cognitive Science and Chemistry. I hope to be accepted into a medical school upon graduation and pursue a career in medicine. I currently do research with Dr. Christopher Depner investigating how insufficient sleep and circadian disruption contribute to risk of metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes, with the long-term goal of developing sleep and circadian based interventions that improve metabolic health. I also work as an Endoscopy Technician in the U of U Hospital assisting doctors in various endoscopic procedures. In my spare time, I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, weightlifting, and spending time with family and friends!
 u1020296@utah.edu

Marcus

Physics │ he/him

Marcus

Physics │ he/him
Hey! I'm Marcus Tanner, and I'm from Draper, Utah. I'm currently a sophomore at the U majoring in Physics with an emphasis in Astronomy/Astrophysics, and am also a mentor in the Physics Department's new PANDA Network program. If I'm not hiking out in the boonies, you'll probably find me playing guitar or buried in a book of some sort. After I graduate, I want to go to grad school and work with NASA on their New Frontiers program. Don't be afraid to say hi if you spot me on campus!
 u1327510@umail.utah.edu

Nash

Mathematics, Physics │ he/him

Nash

Mathematics, Physics │ he/him
Howdy! My name is Nash Ward, I'm an nth year math and physics double major here at the U! You can always find me doing something winter related whether it's sea ice research or sending down the slopes! I'm hoping to get a PhD after I graduate and maybe one day looking down at earth through a small window in space. If you see me on campus make sure to say hi!
 u1313735@utah.edu

Ritu

Biology │ she/her

Ritu

Biology │ she/her
Hello Everyone!! My name is Ritu Shah and I’m a senior originally from San Diego, California studying Biology with an emphasis in Anatomy and Physiology with a minor in Strategic Communications on Pre-Physical Therapy track. I love being involved in all aspects of campus ranging from research, Greek life, university ambassadors and of course science ambassadors! I can’t wait to share my love of science with all of you!
 u1153305@utah.edu

Sam

Biology │ she/her

Sam

Biology │ she/her
Hi! My name is Sam Nestel and I am from Ogden, Utah. Here at the U, I am pursuing a Biology major with a possible minor in disability studies, math, or political science. After getting my degree, I want to go on to medical school to become a physician specializing in women’s health. I have loved many of my experiences here at the COS but my favorite has been participating as an undergraduate biology researcher studying metabolic phenotypic plasticity in nematodes. Outside of school I enjoy doing musical theatre, playing with cats, being outdoors, and meeting new people.
 u1249590@utah.edu

Shaya

Biology │ he/him

Shaya

Biology │ he/him
Hi! My name is Shaya and I'm a junior pursuing a B.S in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. I hope to get into Dental school after my undergrad and pursue a career in OMFS. I am a Chemistry LA here at the U. Off campus, I work as a dental assistant and volunteer as a Farsi translator at Maliheh Free Clinic. In my free time, I love hiking, weightlifting, and trading stocks!
 u1229927@utah.edu

Sydney L.

Biology │ she/her

Sydney L.

Biology │ she/her
Hi, my name is Sydney, and I am originally from Twin Falls, ID. I am a second-year student pursuing an honors degree in Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology and a minor in Biomedical Engineering. I am currently studying the evolution of neural circuits in Drosophila fruit flies in an SRI stream. After completing my undergrad, I plan on pursuing an MD/PhD and eventually working in neural rehab and prosthetics. Outside of school, I enjoy rock climbing, weight-lifting, kayaking, and really anything outdoorsy.
 u1297291@utah.edu

Tori

Biology │ she/her

Tori

Biology │ she/her
Hi there! I'm Tori Earl and I'm from Midvale, Utah. I'm pursuing a Biology major and Health minor. I also assist in a research lab at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. This is my fourth year of school but my first at the University of Utah since I transferred here in Fall 2021. I’ve learned so much at the U, I’ve grown professionally and personally, and I’ve had a lot of fun too! My interests involve food (cooking, baking, or making charcuterie boards), music (going to concerts, making playlists), learning (reading, writing), and nature (hiking, birdwatching, visiting the ocean).
 u0911998@umail.utah.edu

Alex

Biology │ she/her

Alex

Biology │ she/her
Hello! I'm Alex Acuna, a fifth-year student pursuing a BS in Biology with a Cell and Molecular emphasis and minors in Chemistry and African American Studies. I was born in Venezuela and have lived in Salt Lake most of my life. I currently do pediatric cardiology genetics research in Dr. Martin Tristani-Firouzi's lab where I use molecular biological processes to investigate the genetic basis of Familial Atrial Fibrillation. My passions include social and environmental justice, family, and exploring new places.
 u1044578@utah.edu

Alice

Chemistry │ she/her

Alice

Chemistry │ she/her
Hi! My name is Alice and I’m from Northern California. I’m a senior at the U double majoring in Biochemistry and International Studies, with a minor in Chinese. Currently I work as an undergraduate researcher in the Puri Lab where we study how bacteria interact with the environment and each other, and how bacteria produce anti-fungal and antibiotic compounds. Outside of school and research, I love hiking, skiing, rock climbing, and volunteering with the American Chemical Society.
 a.snelling@utah.edu

Ava

Biochemistry │ she/her

Ava

Biochemistry │ she/her
Hi! I'm Ava, and I'm from Boise, Idaho! I am pursuing a biochemistry major with a minor in psychology through the Honors College. I hope to continue on to an MD-PhD degree, specializing in infectious disease research and treatment. I currently serve as the Chair-Elect of the Honors Student Advisory Committee, and I conduct research as part of Dr. Ming Hammond's biological chemistry lab. I love practicing and teaching yoga, skiing, going on long drives, and getting to know new friends!
 u1305645@utah.edu

Brian J.

Biochemistry │ he/him

Brian J.

Biochemistry │ he/him
Hi everyone! My name is Brian and I am from Nampa, Idaho. I am a second year studying biochemistry here at the U. My hope is to go to medical school after I finish at the U. Outside of studying, I have worked as an LA for the Math department, worked for the Union Programming Council as an Associate Director, volunteered at the Feed U Pantry, and will be an orientation leader for the upcoming summer. In my free time I love weightlifting, playing basketball, and cooking.
 u1310561@utah.edu

Chloe

Biology │ she/her

Chloe

Biology │ she/her
Hi, I'm Chloe! I'm from Colorado Springs, CO, and I'm a current junior majoring in Biology, emphasizing in Biochemistry, and Minoring in Biomedical Engineering. I am currently an undergraduate research assistant in the Bruce Edgar Lab, working with my post-doctoral mentor on the role of sphingolipid metabolism in regulating intestinal stem cell homeostasis. I also had the opportunity to work in the Maria Bettini lab to investigate insulin specific TCR functionality following tetramer stimulation in transduced T cells. I hope to continue on to grad school to obtain my PhD in molecular biology, and an MS in clinical investigation. In my free time I enjoy hiking, soccer, piano, and volleyball 🙂
 u1251515@utah.edu

Emma

Math │ she/her

Emma

Math │ she/her
Hello! My name is Emma Kerr and I am from Fruit Heights, Utah. I am pursuing a Math and Physics major here at the U seeking an emphasis on computation. I have loved my college experience thus far, and have especially loved my research in the Physics department studying spin dependent electronic processes. After obtaining my undergraduate degree, I hope to work towards a math Ph.D and become a professor and researcher. I love meeting new faces around campus, and when I'm not in school, I enjoy being in the outdoors.
 u1151003@utah.edu

Hephzibah

Biochemistry │ she/her

Hephzibah

Biochemistry │ she/her
Hi! I'm Hephzibah, and I am pursuing a Biochemistry major with a possible double major in Sociology, and an honors integrated health minor. After graduating, I hope to attend medical school and become a neonatal surgeon. I was born and raised in Pakistan, so I hope to give back to communities in South Asia that lack adequate medical care and resources. Currently, I am working as an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Werner's Lab, studying phenotypic plasticity as a result of environmental factors experienced during development in nematodes. I also serve as the secretary of the Pakistani Student Association here at the U. In my free time, I enjoy watching crime documentaries, going on long drives, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
 u1335448@umail.utah.edu

Maggie

Biology │ she/her

Maggie

Biology │ she/her
Hello! My name is Maggie, I am double majoring in Biology and Spanish Language. I am a second year student from California and I plan to pursue an M.D. after undergraduate and eventually have a surgical practice. I recently returned from studying at the Utah Asia Campus and plan to return for research before medical school, as well as study abroad in other countries. I like to spend my free time hanging out with friends in some type of outdoor activity (snow sports, hiking, football games, etc.). If not outside, I am working out, listening to music, or doing homework, or some combination of it all. Don't forget to say hi when you see me around campus!
 u1312645@utah.edu

Mary

Applied Mathematics │ she/her

Mary

Applied Mathematics │ she/her
Hello, my name is Mary Schaelling. I am pursuing an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Nuclear Engineering where I can continue to immerse myself in my studies of all things nuclear. It is my goal to get a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, to one day work in the safety and security field for nuclear weapons and power sources. Outside of academics, I love attending concerts, meeting new people, and strolling through museums. I am thrilled to be a College of Science Ambassador, so please feel free to reach out or say hello if you see me on campus! I am here to help you find your place on campus, even if it isn't in the College of Science.
 u0973957@utah.edu

Rachel

Biochemistry, Physics │ she/her

Rachel

Biochemistry, Physics │ she/her
Hello! My name is Rachel and I am from Lehi, Utah. I am pursuing an honors double major in Biochemistry and Biomedical Physics with a minor in Math. This spring, I started as a research assistant in Dr. Minteer’s electrochemistry lab here at the U. I am currently working on a project to optimize deamination reaction cascades and I’m excited to learn more about electrochemistry and sustainability! After graduating, I plan to work towards an MD/PhD so I can continue in research while also working in the medical field. In my free time, I love to go on long runs, read, and spend time outdoors!
 rachel.muhlestein@utah.edu

Sahana

Math │ she/her

Sahana

Math │ she/her
Hi, I’m Sahana. I’m a local Utahn from Sandy and am so excited to be attending the University of Utah. I’m a third-year student double majoring in Honors Mathematics and Computer Science. I am looking forward to combining the power of computing with the intricacies of mathematics. While I love all things STEM, I hope to use my knowledge to solve real life problems and bring social reform. My recent computer science research with Dr. Suresh and in conjunction with the ACLU of Utah does just that by using web scraping and data querying to understand trends and identify potential flaws in Utah’s county jails. In my free time, I enjoy performing and teaching Indian classical dance. I also love animals and can talk your ear off with different fun facts. If you ever see me around campus, please introduce yourself! I would be happy to help anyway I can-except with directions!
 u1131034@utah.edu

Savannah

Biology, Applied Mathematics │ she/her

Savannah

Biology, Applied Mathematics │ she/her
Hello! I'm Savannah Romney, and I am from Draper, Utah! I am pursuing a Biology and Applied Mathematics double-major. In the future, I plan on applying to medical school with aspirations of becoming an OB/GYN. I am in the ACCESS Scholars program and I conduct research in Professor Sandy Parkinson's genetics and molecular biology research lab. I love to play golf, hike, and spend time on the beach! I also enjoy reading, crocheting, and spending time with my friends and family.
 u1323923@umail.utah.edu

Shaistah

Biology │ she/her

Shaistah

Biology │ she/her
Hi everyone! My name is Shaistah and I am from Sandy, Utah. I’m a third-year pursuing an honors double major in Health, Society, and Policy and Biology along with a minor in Chemistry. With my degrees, I aim to focus on both the humanities and scientific aspects of medicine and I plan to pursue medical school after graduating. In the future, I hope to volunteer my time as a physician serving the most vulnerable populations. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, bike riding, and spending time with friends and family.
 u0979861@utah.edu

Tay

Physics, Biology │ any pronouns

Tay

Physics, Biology │ any pronouns
Hi! My name is Tay and I moved to Utah from Castle Rock, Colorado about 5 years ago. I am double majoring in Physics & Biology and moving happily at my own pace while working full time in a medical manufacturing lab. I one day hope to pursue a graduate degree in neurobiology studying alternate treatment methods for mental disorders. In my free time I am almost always playing a video game - I frequent Animal Crossing and the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
 u1126824@utah.edu

Vivek

Physics │ he/him

Vivek

Physics │ he/him
Heyo! My name is Vivek, hailing from Sandy, Utah. I am a senior majoring in Physics with minors in Astronomy and Computer Science. I have had a great time at the U so far and I am thrilled to be one of your College of Science Ambassadors! I aspire to become a professional astronomer and pun master. When I am not approximating cows as spheres, I enjoy doing astronomy outreach, browsing Reddit, learning useless fun trivia, and eating really spicy food!
 u0902561@utah.edu

Student Organizations

BUILDING COMMUNITY


Scientific discovery is a result of collaboration and support.

You have a place in the College of Science. There are several organizations where students can find community, peer support, and resources. Please contact us if you would like your organization listed on this page.

 

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

In order to increase the numbers of Indigenous North Americans seeking degrees and careers in STEM fields, students must be started on the STEM pathway early. AISES administers many programs, services, and events for pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students designed to increase their access to college and support their success in preparation for careers in STEM fields.

American Chemical Society (ACS)

The University of Utah's ACS Student Chapter is an organization dedicated to encouraging future generations of students to take an interest in chemistry and science.

University of Utah students present exciting chemistry demonstrations to elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the Salt Lake area, as well as provide tutoring services that focus primarily on math and science.

Association for Women in Mathematics

Our goals are to: support, build a community for, mentor, increase interest in mathematics from, encourage, and introduce role models to underrepresented groups in mathematics.

Curie Club

Curie Club is made up of individuals committed to the advancement of science and to creating opportunities for all identities to make an even greater contribution to medicine, scientific research, environmental solutions and entrepreneurial innovation.

Young scientists represent the future for breakthroughs in medicine, environment, new materials, and other discoveries critical to addressing our greatest global challenges. Curie Club was founded to help ensure that all individual scientists are given the opportunity to help shape that future. We welcome, support, and celebrate all identities.

Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Chapter at the University of Utah School of Medicine. LMSA unites and empowers medical students through service, mentorship, and education to advocate for the health of the Latino community.

oSTEM

This group is an association of students at the University of Utah who are interested in STEM fields as well as part of the LGBT community.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

SACNAS is an all-inclusive community dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion in STEM fields and fostering the success of scientists from under-represented backgrounds. Our goal is to help these members attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. Come be a part of the vibrant SACNAS community at the University of Utah and help us cultivate a safe and secure scientific community filled with the brightest scientists. We aim to provide a holistic approach to STEM training by organizing opportunities for professional development, cultural programming, resilience training, and a pipeline of support and mentoring within a national network. Be the best U with the University of Utah SACNAS chapter.

Society of Physics Students (SPS)

The Society of Physics Students is a national organization dedicated to promoting an interest in science and physics. We are the local chapter, and you do not need to be a physics major to get involved! All you need to get involved is have an interest in physics!

Undergrad Women in Physics & Astronomy (UWomPA)

We are a community of physics undergraduates at the University of Utah. We strive for equality, community, friendship, and the fervent pursuit of science.

Physics Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee (USAC)

Our Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee (USAC) advises the Department of Physics & Astronomy in matters concerning their undergraduate students. We do this primarily through our participation in the RPT (Retention, Promotion, and Tenure) process for the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

In addition, we occasionally participate in other activities promoting student involvement within the Department. Overall, USAC is an amazing way to be a voice for your fellow Undergraduate students in matters concerning the Department of Physics and Astronomy.