Every February, undergraduate researchers from across the State of Tennessee convene at the State Capitol to share their projects with state legislators. In its tenth year, this event provides students access to state leaders.
“The projects represent significant discoveries and achievements that build new knowledge, solve emerging problems, and expand creative thinking essential to healthy, productive society,” says Joseph A. DiPietro, UT president. “Our undergraduates’ areas of expertise reflect world-class research and creative activity that elevate our students and advance the frontiers of knowledge. We’re pleased to showcase these students’ work, providing a small window to the excellence going on within our classrooms and laboratories every day.”
In 2015, eight students from UT will travel to Nashville with staff from the Office of Undergraduate Research to set up their posters in the Legislative Plaza, lunch with legislators, meet the governor, and explain their various projects. View 2015 selected participants.
Nominations for the February 2016 event will be solicited and due in November 2015.