Karlie Jordan Presents at UCUR 2017
Karlie Jordan, English major, was selected to present at the 2017 Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) on Friday, February 17, hosted at Utah Valley University. Her research focused on the dating app Tinder and how Utah participants differ from other users around the country. She found that while Tinder has a reputation for short term hook-ups, in Utah, its users tend to be looking for their soul mates. Rather than pick up lines, Utah profiles were populated more with jokes, which she determined from an analysis of 50 profiles.
Jordan said, “UCUR was amazing!! I had a great time, and the presentation went well. It was so neat to see so many researchers and their projects all in one place.” This was the 11th annual meeting of UCUR, which was initiated by Professor Joyce Kinkead when she directed USU’s Undergraduate Research Program and reached out to all institutions in the state as a complement to the State Capitol event that is hosted each January and which features Utah’s two research universities.
Submissions to UCUR 2018 will be due in the fall. For more information, consult www.ucur.org.