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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

Students Win Human Resource Competition a Third Time

Students from UT’s Haslam College of Business have won the regional Society for Human Resource Management case competition for the third time in the past five years. Twenty-two schools competed in the event, which was held last month in Cincinnati. UT’s undergraduate team included McCall Beckler, Sarah Norris, Catherine Hawkins, Evan Corlew, and Shea Lowe—all human resource majors.

Read more on Tennessee Today

Senior Directs Documentary Featured in Festival

With a couple of films already to his credit, Ben Murphy is part of UT’s first graduating class of cinema studies majors.

The new cinema studies program, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, offers an interdisciplinary major and minor devoted to studying the artistic, cultural, and political dimensions of motion pictures.

Read the full story here.

The Undergraduate Awards

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville has joined with the Undergraduate Awards to promote opportunities for recognition to UT students. The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s only pan disciplinary academic awards program. Students submit work online and it is judged by a panel of Irish and International judges. The winners are brought to Ireland for a 4-day Global Summit, published in The Undergraduate Journal and recognized as the best in their field.

Students are recognized as the best and most innovative in their field – a significant catalyst when pursuing further studies or their chosen career. UT students (Class of 2014, 2015, or 2016) can submit up to 3 different already completed  papers/projects across 25 categories, including visual art, anytime before May 29.

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