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Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
University of Utah and Utah State University students show their research for Utah lawmakers in rotunda of the state Capitol in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox talks with students Lucas Smith, Zak Dymock and Carson Sparks as University of Utah and Utah State University students show their research for Utah lawmakers in rotunda of the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

Research topics range from "sexual assault and the doctrine of chances in the courtroom," to the ‘demographic consequences of climate change in the Uinta Ground Squirrel," to "community planners’ perceptions on balancing well-being and development in Wasatch Mountain communities," to education and extracurricular activities.