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Research Week 2017

The Office of Undergraduate Research and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are pleased to sponsor the 8th annual Research Week April 17–21. This event is a week-long celebration of undergraduate research and the creative activities that take place across campus. From fascinating student presentations at EURēCA to the campus-wide Rube Goldberg Challenge, Research Week is full of fun and exciting ways to celebrate the amazing work of UT students.

Week-Long Events

Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA)

April 17–21 at Hodges Library 1st and 2nd floors

The University of Tennessee gives undergraduates the chance to pursue exciting opportunities in original research and creative projects beyond the classroom. The fruits of those labors are put on display each spring at the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA). Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Research & Engagement, this multi-day exhibition and performance event welcomes students of any major. See the full schedule of events for the 21st EURēCA.

Campus-wide Rube Goldberg Challenge

We want to see your school spirit in the form of a Rube Goldberg machine! Bring your funniest, wackiest, and zaniest ideas to complete this challenge. Participants will build a Rube Goldberg device made out of readily made materials that triggers an action to show their school spirit. Examples could be raising a banner, kicking a field goal, or playing Rocky Top. Not sure what a Rube Goldberg is? Read More about the contest and the requirements.

The campus finals will be Thursday, April 20 at 6 pm. Prizes will be given to the top three teams.

Research Photo Contest

Whether it’s Biology or Music, we want you to show us your research! Submit photos of you participating in undergraduate research or creative achievement, OR a photo of your subject matter. Examples could include photos of a slide through a microscope, artifacts, or artfully arranged music. Learn more about how to enter.

Campus Lab Tours

Interested in learning more about research at UT? Take a tour of a research lab or creative activity location during Research Week! Check out the options.

Daily Events

Research Week Kickoff with Chancellor Davenport

Monday, April 17, 5:00 pm at Hodges Library

Join us as we kick off the 21st annual EURēCA competition and the 8th annual Research Week in Hodges Library. Light refreshments will be served.

Baker Café: Climate Change & Social Justice

Tuesday, April 18, 1-2 pm at the Baker Center

Join the Baker Center for another fun-filled Baker Café entitled “Climate Change & Social Justice.” The discussion will be led by Dr. Lisa Reyes Mason, Asst. Professor in UT’s College of Social Work. Visit the Baker Center website for more information about the lecture. Event is free & open to the public!

Fulbright U.S. Student Program: 2017 UT Kick-Off and Open House

Tuesday, April 18, 4-6 pm at the McClung Tower, 12th Floor Conference Room 

Join the Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships and recent UT Fulbright applicants and award recipients as UT kicks off the 2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition. Come learn more about the Fulbright, the largest U.S. exchange program providing opportunities for students to undertake year-long international research, graduate studies, and teaching in one of 140+ countries around the globe. We’ll provide materials on the Fulbright application process—including where/how to start and completing the UT preliminary application—and opportunities to network with students who have previously applied. Refreshments will be served. Please come and go as your schedule permits!

UT Jazz Big Band Concert

Tuesday, April 18, 8 pm at the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Ensemble concert by UT Jazz. Visit the Music Department for more information.

Distinguished Global Security Lecture: U.S.-Turkey Relationship: A Troubled Alliance?

Wednesday, April 19, 3–4 pm at the Baker Center

The Baker Center presents Dr. Bulent Aliriza from the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, D.C. Visit the Baker Center website for more information.

NeuroNet End-of-Year Data Blitz Social

Thursday, April 20, 5:30 pm at Barley’s Taproom 2nd Floor

Attend NeuroNet presentations by current graduate students and keynote speaker Dr. Eric Wade. Open to all interested.

EURēCA Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 20, 6 pm at the McClung Museum Auditorium

Come celebrate the participants of the EURēCA event as we announce the winners.

EEB Seminar: Rachel Fovargue, UT

Friday, April 21, 3:30–4:45 pm in SERF Room 307

Rachel is a NSF Graduate Fellow and PhD candidate at University of Tennessee Knoxville, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her research is focused on conservation planning decisions  across marine and terrestrial ecosystems

UT Opera Theatre presents Ward’s The Crucible

Friday, April 21, 8 pm at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street

Join the UT Opera Theatre for a performance of Ward’s The Crucible at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for students with school ID and youth 18 and under. Get more information.

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