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Undergraduate Research and Inquiry

Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Days

Office of Research and Economic Development


Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Day - UPDATE



Following President Theobald's directive and to help reduce the possible spread of COVID-19 the 2020 Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Days have been canceled.



If you have questions please contact Karyn Bercheni (307) 766-5353 ( or Emily Vercoe (307) 766-4275 (

Along Highway 230 is a special outcropping that is a great example of exposed French slate with boulders deposited from receding glaciers. There, the group measured the orientation of folds and cleavage in the French slate with a Brunton Transit Compass to measure. The students were using a Brunton Transit Compass to measure the strike, dip and cleavage of French slate that juts up from the surface.  Student: Victor Heme de Lacotte (plaid shirt, white hat, beard) from Marseille, France.Alice in Wonderland theatre production at UW, performed in the BCPA Thrust Theatre. Created by Margaret Wilson, Neil Humphrey, Scott Tedmon-Jones, Sean Warren Stone and Jason Banks. Alice’s beloved adventures are captured in all their wonderful and wild strangeness in this vertical dance retelling of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” Featuring a multimedia experience and dancers, actors, and singers, Wonderland charts Alice’s journey to understand who she is and where she fits in with her family and the world.Christy Bell, from Laramie, WY, has spent the last two summers sampling pollinators across Wyoming to establish baseline information on where the Western Bumble Bee occurs and what types of environments it seems to prefer.UW's Supercomputer, Teton, and other research computing resources in the Information Technology Center (ITC). The building houses a state-of-the-art computing facility and student computing lab. The center is designed to meet the computing and data needs of the university’s students, administrators, faculty, and researchers for the foreseeable future. People: student Hayden Seiler Moritz (tan polo)

Presenting your research is a great way to share findings, promote the work that inspires or engages you, network, and practice communicating your work to a wide audience. Consider Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Days as a place to start.


This research or any real world research greatly benefits me in ways that a book problem just can not.


This research allowed me to design, implement, modify, and analyze my research process and I find that to be incredibly helpful and an overall great contribution to my educational experience.


Participation Information

The University of Wyoming and Wyoming’s community colleges provide many opportunities for undergraduates to participate in independent research projects across multiple disciplines such as agriculture, business, education, engineering, health sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematical sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Days recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of these student researchers.

Undergraduate Research and Inquiry days occurs in buildings across the University of Wyoming Campus. Classroom and Engineering Education and Research Buildings host concurrent thematically organized oral presentations. In these sessions, students can present in groups or as individuals. Presentation sessions are fifteen minutes each, which should account for question and answer time. 

The Wyoming Union hosts a poster session for participants and the general public.


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Contact Us

Office of Research & Economic Development

Dept. 3355, 1000 E. University Avenue

Old Main Room 308

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5353

Fax: (307) 766-2608

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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