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All Invited to USU's Native American STEM Mentorship Poster Session June 6

Thursday, Jun. 02, 2016

Professor and student use microscope

USU Geology faculty member Alexis Ault, right, guides undergrad researcher Dolphina Kaye in examination of Wasatch Fault samples. Kaye and fellow students present research Monday, June 6, in the Eccles Conference Center on campus.

Chemists at lab bench

NASMP participant Cami Black, left, with USU research mentor Nan Jiang, doctoral student in Yujie Sun's lab in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, are exploring photochemical water splitting. Black presents her research June 6 on campus.

Utah State University undergraduate researchers involved in studies ranging from electrochemical water splitting to thermochronology of Utah’s Wasatch Fault to exploration of the Earth’s mesosphere with the university’s “Green Beam” lidar will present their research Monday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to noon in Rooms 201 and 203 of the Eccles Conference Center. All are invited.

The presenters are 23 students from USU Eastern’s Blanding campus, who are participants in this summer’s Native American STEM Mentorship Program on USU’s Logan campus.

“We invite everyone to come out and hear about the research these students are conducting,” says Emily Sadler, a program coordinator and doctoral student in USU’s Department of Biology.

In its second year, the NASM program, started with grant funding from the national Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions initiative, encourages to students to explore advanced STEM educational opportunities and careers.

“The program is designed to expose students to the breadth of STEM research and studies beyond the Blanding campus and instill confidence in these students as they progress in their academic paths on a larger campus,” Sadler says.

Program participants stay in university housing, enjoy recreational activities around Cache Valley, learn about varied campus organizations and meet with academic advisors.

Related links:

USU Eastern-Blanding

USU College of Science

Contact: Emily Sadler,

Writer: Mary-Ann Muffoletto, 435-797-3517,

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