UTEP Alumna to Present Undergraduate Research on Capitol Hill

Physical therapy graduate Evelyn Villarreal will participate in the 21th annual Posters on the Hill event, a selective poster session sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), based in Washington, D.C.

After reviewing 300 highly competitive applications from undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide, only 60 projects were selected for this year’s undergraduate research showcase in the nation’s capital.

Evelyn will present her research on “Preparing Doctor of Physical Therapy students to better serve a Hispanic majority community by integrating Spanish language training,” a research project she conducted under the mentorship of Celia Pechak, Ph.D., associate professor in UTEP’s Department of Physical Therapy.

The annual two-day event will take place April 25-26, 2017 and provide an opportunity for students to share their undergraduate research with members of Congress, congressional staff, federal government officials, academics and other researchers.

Posters on the Hill is an important opportunity for lawmakers to see how federal programs and dollars impact students and faculty, and to learn about the value of undergraduate research.