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Undergraduate Awards Faculty Judges

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is affiliated with The Undergraduate Awards and is part of a network of innovative universities, identifying and encouraging the best undergraduate research around the world. The Undergraduate Awards (UA) is the world’s largest academic awards program and is unique in that it is pan-discipline, with 25 different categories. Students submit their work for free online and it is judged by a panel of International judges compiled of industry leaders and academic experts. You, as faculty, may sign up to be a judge in your area of expertise.

Winning students are recognized as the best in their field, published in the UA academic journal and brought to Dublin for an exclusive networking event, the 4-day UA Global Summit.

We find that students are more likely to submit when recommended to do so by their faculty, so we urge you to encourage them to submit their best coursework to the program. There are 25 different categories, catering to students from every discipline.

Please encourage your exemplary students to submit their work to the Undergraduate Awards. The Awards are open to students in the Classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021, regardless of May or December graduation dates.

Winning students benefit from the following:

The Recognition

Winners are recognized as the top student in their field globally against students from international universities around the world and their work is published in The Undergraduate Journal.

The Network

UA also recognizes the top 10% all entrants in each category. Winners & Highly Commended Entrants become members of the UA Alumni network, an eclectic mix of world class minds.

The UA Global Summit

Overall Winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the UA Global Summit in Dublin to attend a four-day brainstorming and networking event with their counterparts from across the globe. Watch the highlights of 2017’s Global Summit.