Each year, undergraduate researchers from across the state converge upon the State Capitol to share their projects with state legislators. This year, eight students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will travel to Nashville Wednesday, March 1, for the Posters at the Capitol event. Students will present research on subjects ranging from Aegina’s Role in Regional Maritime Trade Relations to Engineering Bacteria to make Natural Scents from Chemical Wastes.
“The number of undergraduates conducting research at the university is increasing each year,” said Marisa Moazen, director of undergraduate research. “So it is important we provide opportunities for them to interact with a variety of audiences. It is also critical for our state legislators to see students engaged and conversant in a range of research topics.”
Students interested in presenting research may still submit an application to participate in EURēCA, the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement, held each spring semester during Research Week. This year, EURēCA will be held in Hodges Library, April 17–21.