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News from Office of Undergraduate Research within the Office of Research and Engagement at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Exhibition of Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievement (EURēCA)


In its 19th year, the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievement (EURēCA) will be held April 13 - 15 in the Hodges Library on the 1st and 2nd floors and will feature poster displays and exhibits of research projects and creative activities done by UT undergraduates who are working with faculty mentors.  Faculty and staff are welcome to visit the posters during the judging session on Monday, April 13 from 5- 8 pm, the only time students will be at their posters and exhibits.  The exhibition is open to public viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on April 14 and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on April 15.

There are over 420 students presenting over 240 posters and exhibits this year.  The abstract book will be available online this Thursday at

You are also welcome to attend the Awards Ceremony where dozens of awards will be presented in the University Center Auditorium beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14.

It's Research Week!

The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Office of Research and Engagement at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are pleased to sponsor the sixth annual Research Week from April 9 – 18.  This week celebrates and highlights undergraduate research and creative activities that take place across campus. Check out the website or the calendar below for a full listing of events!

6th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Students’ Association (URSA) will be hosting the 6th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 10th, 2015, in Hodges Library.

The Symposium provides a space for students to present their research to a general audience. The schedule of eventspresentation schedule, and the proceedings are available online.

Community Based Research for Undergraduates: Benefits and Challenges


Join us from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Blount Hall, Room A004, for a discussion on community based research for undergraduates led by world-renowned Barbara Holland. Dr. Holland holds academic affiliations with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Portland State University, and University of Sydney. She is an internationally recognized expert in organizational change in higher education with a special emphasis on the institutionalization and assessment of community engagement and has published and consulted widely on these topics. She was also on the selection panel that assigned UT’s new Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. Open to students, faculty and staff.

Submit Your Coursework and Win an Award!

If you haven't heard of the Undergraduate Awards it is the world's only pan disciplinary academic awards program. Students submit work online and it is judged by a panel of Irish and International judges. The winners are brought to Ireland for a 4-day Global Summit, published in The Undergraduate Journal and recognized as the best in their field.

If you want to submit your best undergraduate coursework to the 2015 program, follow this handy action list:

  1. Register here to save a place in your category - submit later!
  2. When submitting, write a 100 - 300 word abstract to accompany your submission.
  3. Fill out the submission form by May 29th. You can submit up to 3 different papers/projects. The list of our 25 categories can be found here.

It's free to enter, and you've already done the work so you have nothing to lose!


Get in Touch

Are you an undergraduate researcher with news to share? We want to hear from you! If you have recently completed a research project, presented at a conference, or want to tell us about your fabulous mentor, fill out the appropriate form(s) below. (Faculty submissions also welcome.)

» Have you published?

» Have you been to a conference?

» Submit an undergraduate research profile

» Submit a story about UT undergraduate research

» Submit an undergraduate research mentor profile

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Knoxville, TN 37996-1529
Phone: 865-974-8560

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