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Undergraduate students reap tremendous benefits when they pursue scholarly research and creative achievement. One of the best ways to discover the possibilities is to explore what students have to say about their experiences. Check out these stories, and let us know if you have a story you’d like to share!

Grace Levin
Jasmine John
Ray Henson
Michael Stanford

Not Your Typical Summer Job

Last year Michael Stanford’s summer job was landscaping with his cousin, as it was the summer before that. The past summer, he learned how to evaporate gold into thin layers to be used in electrochemiluminescence experiments.

Alicia Purcell
Aaron Mauner

The Power of Waste

Officials working for the Hallsdale-Powell Utility District, a wastewater plant in Knoxville, Tennessee, approached Professor Barry Bruce, one of the top photosynthesis researchers in the world, with a challenge.

Katie Schuman and Dr. James Plank
Scott Murphy

Video Goes Viral

By the age of six, Scott Murphy showed an interest in filmmaking. By the eighth grade, he had snagged his father’s video camera and began to look through its lens with the intent of learning how to make and edit films.

Megan Johnstone

The Affect of Nutrition on Cancer Growth

Undergraduate researcher Megan Johnstone spends nearly all of her time in the Jessie Harris Building. In her clean blue hands, she holds a glass flask containing a new generation of melanoma cells that she has been cultivating.

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