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Haslam Scholar Featured ORNL Undergraduate Researcher

Oak Ridge Associated Universities published an undergraduate research profile on Daniel Enciso, a sophomore in the Haslam Scholars program studying computer engineering.

But Enciso didn’t always want to study engineering. Initially, he wanted to enter the medical field.

“My parents helped me see that a degree in engineering is powerful because of the influence that an engineering education has on the mind, character and subsequent actions of an individual,” Enciso told ORAU. “The problem-solving strategies, vision and determination obtained from an education in engineering prepare one for any field and for life in general.”

Read Daniel Enciso’s full undergraduate profile here.

2016 Posters at the Capitol

2016 Posters at the CapitolSeven students traveled to Nashville on Wednesday, February 24 to present their research to the Tennessee Legislature. Students had the opportunity to meet with their elected officials and share their passion for research.

The seven UT students were:

  • Natalie Bennett
  • Stephanie Eddy
  • Daniel Enciso
  • William Trey Johnson
  • Bridget Sellers
  • Coral Thayer
  • Louis Varriano

Fall 2015 Dean’s List Now Available

The fall 2015 dean’s list has been posted online.

To qualify for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must earn a term grade point average of 3.80 to 4.00 (summa cum laude), 3.65 to 3.79 (magna cum laude), or 3.50 to 3.64 (cum laude). Students must complete at least twelve credit hours, not counting work taken on a satisfactory/no-credit basis, to be eligible.

The list is searchable by last name, city, county (Tennessee only), and state.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,

UT Sees Record Participation for 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is the leading national venue for the presentation of undergraduate research. Each year over 4,000 undergraduates from institutions across the country converge to present their research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts and performances. 

Although a handful UT students have presented in 2008, 2014, and 2015, UT has not had a strong presence compared to our peers—until 2016. NCUR accepted 59 UT undergraduate posters and oral presentations (65 total students) for NCUR 2016 which will be held in Asheville, NC on April 7-9.

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Posters on the Hill 2016 — Call for Abstracts

As the undergraduate research community works to ensure that those in the U.S. Congress have a clear understanding of the research and education programs they fund, nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than a student participant’s words, work, and stories.

Students and their faculty mentors are invited to apply for the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) 20th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. In addition to other events, there will be an evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by these programs.

UT’s internal deadline for submission is Thursday, October 22. Visit the website for more information or to submit.

Accepted submissions will receive a travel grant in order to attend the event in Washington, DC, scheduled for sometime in April 2016.

UT Student wins the Coryell award

Congratulations to Ashlyn Jones, winner of the Coryell award, the American Chemical Society’s Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology award for undergraduate research.

Ashlyn receives a cash award, a certificate, and a spot on the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology’s website for life.

Her faculty mentor was Dr. Howard Hall, Governor’s Chair Professor of Nuclear Security and Director of the UT Institute for Nuclear Security.

2 UT students receive international recognition for research

Caroline Darlington and Christopher Reese named as a Highly Commended Entrant in The Undergraduate Awards! They performed in the top 10% of their categories, nursing and classics, respectively.

Along with this recognition, these students are still in the running to win their category outright on September 23rd, when 25 Irish and 25 International students will be announced as winners.

This is a huge achievement for both UT and the students! As Highly Commended, the students have won a certificate, will have their work published in the new online Undergraduate Library which will be launched early next year, and are eligible to attend the invite-only Global Summit in Dublin.

What to enter next year’s competition? Read more about it here.

ACRP University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University is hosting the Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. The competition challenges both individuals and teams of undergraduate and graduate students working under the guidance of a faculty advisor to address issues currently facing airports and the National Airspace System. Student winners earn cash prizes and for first place design submissions, the opportunity to present at a professional venue and to receive this award at a Ceremony at the National Academies in Washington, DC.

Deadline tomorrow for Undergraduate Awards!

UA Awards DeadlineThe Deadline for The Undergraduate Awards is tomorrow midnight!

The Undergraduate Awards is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to have work, that they have already completed, internationally recognized, get published and get invited to the exclusive UA Global Summit to meet all the other winners!

Submitting your work takes less than five minutes and as the deadline is tomorrow there is no need to register.

Submit here

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