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Research Week 2018

The Office of Undergraduate Research and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are pleased to sponsor the 9th annual Research Week April 16–20. 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 16–19 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 22nd Annual 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 held during Research Week. Prizes will be given to the top three teams.

3 Minutes to Win It Research Challenge

The 3 Minutes to Win It Research Challenge is a competitive showcase of UT’s undergraduate researchers that takes place annually around Research Week. Centered around two stages of judging, students first create and submit a 2-3 minute video showcasing their research (and themselves!) via their personal YouTube accounts. Submissions are judged by a committee who then choose 3 finalists to advance to the in-person round where students will give a 5-minute presentation about their research to a live audience. Winners receive cash prizes! Learn more about how to enter here.


Daily Events


New events for 2018 will be updated as they are scheduled.

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