Have you listened to an episode from OUR Pod?
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) at the U has its very own podcast called OUR Pod. OUR Pod produces monthly podcast episodes hosted by undergraduate research leaders highlighting the research or creative work of undergrad students and faculty mentors engaged in OUR programs.
Bennett Johnson, a senior in political science and communication, is a researcher with OUR and the creator and producer of OUR Pod. The podcast launched in October 2019 and was overseen by Leslie Cepeda Echeverria, an undergraduate research advisor.
Johnson is self-taught audio producer and has been creating podcasts since his freshman year. OUR Pod was created to inform, educate, and inspire others about research. “Research is so important to me. I created OUR Pod to spread the message that research can help you figure out what your passions are,” Johnson said.
Topics vary from student-related research to information about OUR. In a recent episode, anthropology students Ellie Goodrich and Sally Matthews discussed primate research. The podcast can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, and many other platforms.
“The University of Utah is a tier-one research university, and there are a ton of opportunities,” Johnson said. “Everyone should leave here getting experience in research, because it’s one of the coolest things you can do in college, and it can get you into graduate school and help you with your career.”
Learn more about the OUR Podcast and undergraduate research on the Office of Undergraduate Research website: our.utah.edu.
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