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EURēCA - Annual Poster and Creative Competition

The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) will be April 13-15 and will showcase research and creative activities by currently enrolled undergraduate students in collaboration with a University of Tennessee, Knoxville faculty mentor. Entries can be individual or group projects and are judged by a panel of UT faculty members.

Cash prizes are awarded within each college for the top presentations.

In most cases, students may enter class projects in EURēCA without obtaining IRB approval if human subjects were involved in your project. Please see the website for more details.

The deadline to apply is March 13, 2015. All you need is an abstract to apply. For more information visit the EURēCA website.

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 Symposium has room to accept one hundred abstracts.  Abstracts should be limited to no more than 250 words. Presentations at the Symposium will be limited to 15 minutes, typically 12 minutes for presentations, followed by 3 minutes for questions.

The deadline for students to submit proposals is March 13, 2015.  Abstracts may be submitted at

Student Spotlight - Christine Dano Johnson


Name: Christine Dano Johnson

Academic Level/Major: Junior, American Studies

A Brief Description of Your Research: I am currently researching a collection of around 100-120 Native Alaskan artifacts; primarily researching their provenance and source communities. A major part of my research is connecting with members of the source communities (via different heritage organizations, the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, the Anchorage Museum, etc) to collaborate in the identification and historical information regarding these artifacts, which range from the years 1870-1970.

Why do you do research? I am passionate about museums, and in material culture. Alaska is one of my passions, as is helping to correct the misinformation that permeates the study and relationship with Indigenous cultures.

Always looking for Stars

We are looking for students to feature in an upcoming video about undergraduate research at UT. Let us know ASAP if you are interested! 
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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.)

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