The UHL Research Fellows Scholarship allowed me to work with Dr. Marc Goalstone at the VA Medical Center where the team was researching diabetes and the effects of insulin on protein activation.
I also worked in the Clinical Investigations Core at the University of Colorado Cancer Center where we conducted clinical trials on behalf of pharmaceutical companies and cooperative groups. I primarily worked on gastrointestinal, head/neck and thyroid cancers.
Beshoy Tawfik, Biology - Class of 2012
I worked with Professor Deborah Thomas in the Department of Geography on a research project that analyzed the social and economic resilience of the Colorado Springs area by conducting interviews. The project specifically focused on determining how the public, private, and non-profit sectors would work together to respond and recover in times of emergency.
Tyler Svitak, Geography - Class of 2012
I worked for Dr. Kevin Rens who was doing work for the Development Services Department (which includes Denver Zoning and Public Works) of the City and County of Denver.
My responsibilities included researching and compiling reports on graffiti for the city inspectors, investigating wastewater and transportation projects for public works, and handling the thousands of medical marijuana dispensary applications that came in over the summer of 2010.
Kevin Johnk, Civil Engineering - Class of 2013
I'm a Creative Writing major and Physics minor at the University of Colorado Denver. I worked as a Junior Fiction Editor on the Copper Nickel, UC Denver's literary journal. In this position, I was exposed to the type and quality of writing being submitted to journals. I also got an inside look at what journals are looking for from writers.
Olivia Pecukonis, Creative Writing - Class of 2012
I completed research on taste and smell in Dr. Sue Kinnamon's lab at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus.
Being a part of UHL gave me opportunities to gain valuable research experience. I was able to travel to Canada for an annual research conference, as well as help fund my own project in the lab.
Deandra Walker, Biology - Class of 2011