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Research Week 2014

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is pleased to sponsor the fifth annual Research Week from April 12 – 17.  This event highlights undergraduate research and creative activities that take place across campus.  Inevitably, some activities fall outside the official week, but we include them so students can experience the wide variety of discovery at UT. 

 Saturday, April 12, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

5th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium – This symposium, formerly known as the Honors Symposium, presents 71 undergraduates’ oral presentations of their research. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Students’ Association, Pursuit: The Journal of Undergraduate Research, the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Student Success Center, the Chancellor’s Honors Program, and UTK Neuroscience, the event features keynote speaker Dr. Karen Rommelfanger, Director of Emory University’s neuroethics program, who speak on “Better than Well? Neuroenhancement and Beyond.” Students are welcome to come and go, and are especially encouraged to attend the lunch.

Tuesday, April 15, 4:00 p.m.

Graduate School Admission 101 – Stephanie Kit Associate Director of Career Services will present an informative overview in the University Center’s Room 221.  Topics include the graduate school admission process, types of degrees, timelines, finding programs, and much more.

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15 and 16

EURēCA – The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievement – In its 18th year, the exhibition in the University Center Ballroom will feature poster displays of research projects and creative activities done by UT undergraduates who are working with faculty mentors.  Setup of exhibits is scheduled for noon to 4:00 p.m. on April 15, with judging to begin at 5:30 p.m.  All participants must be present for the judging.  The exhibit is open to public viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on April 16.

 Wednesday, April 16, 6:00 p.m.

Dozens of awards will be presented in the University Center Auditorium.  In addition to various department awards, UT’s Office of Sustainability will award a $200 UT Bookstore gift certificate at the 2014
EURēCA event to a project involving environmental sustainability.

Thursday, April 17, 4:00 p.m.

Finding Funding for Graduate School – Various opportunities for financial assistance to attend graduate school will be presented by Dr. Ernest Brothers, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, in the University Center Shiloh Room.  Topics include graduate research assistantships, graduate teaching assistants, and various fellowships and scholarships.

 Thursday, April 17, 5:00 p.m.

National Scholarship Opportunities – Nichole Fazio-Veigel, Assistant Director of  the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships, will share funding opportunities like the Goldwater, Udall, Whitaker, Fulbright and others specifically for students actively pursuing undergraduate research at the University Center Shiloh Room.

 Thursday, April 24, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 29, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Baker Scholars Research Presentations – Baker Scholars (undergraduates) will present their final research projects in the Boardroom of the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Ave.  Baker Scholars are juniors and seniors who conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor in fields ranging from energy and environment to education, global security, historical studies, and more.

 Friday, April 25, 11:30 a.m.

Gamma Sigma Delta Spring Awards – This luncheon awards ceremony by the honor society of agriculture takes place Friday April 25 in 136 Brehm Building and celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding students.

Monday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 23, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

College of Architecture & Design Final Reviews of Fifth-Year Projects – Fifth-year architecture students and fourth-year interior design students present their final projects at the Art and Architecture Building, a prelude to the annual Tau Sigma Delta architecture competition. The Apr. 21 event will be held in Rooms 103A, 103B, and the Ewing Gallery.  In addition, the Tau Sigma Delta reviews of selected projects will be held on Wed., Apr. 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Ewing Gallery.

 

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