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Summer Research Scholars Program

***Due to COVID-19, the Summer Research Scholars Program will operate online for summer 2020***

Already have an undergraduate research position at UT this summer? (It can be volunteer, paid, or for academic credit.) Register with our office to learn about research-focused events and activities during the summer. The Summer Research Scholars Program provides a full program of professional development opportunities and social activities throughout the summer. All UTK students and those visiting from other schools engaged in undergraduate research activities and creative works are eligible to become Summer Research Scholars — regardless of funding source or formal program affiliation.

Register as a Summer Research Scholar


Summer Research Scholars Calendar 2020

Summer Dates  Events Location Notes
Tuesday, June 2, 1-1:30pm ET Summer Kickoff & Welcome! Zoom Office of Undergraduate Research
Wednesday, June 10, 12-1pm ET Responsible Conduct in Research Zoom Dr. Sarah Pruett, Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Responsible Conduct of Research
and Institutional Research Integrity Officer
Wednesday, June 17, 1-2pm ET Cross-Cultural Mentoring Seminar Zoom Dr. Ernest Brothers, Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Thursday, June 18, 5:30-6:30pm ET House Cup Challenge: Escape Room Office of Undergraduate Research
Tuesday, June 23, 2-3pm ET How to Create an Effective Research Poster Seminar Zoom Dr. Virginia Stormer, Assistant Director for Experiential Learning in Teaching and Learning Innovation
Tuesday, June 30, 1-2pm ET Apply for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program (NSF GRFP) Zoom Dr. Andrew Seidler, Director, Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships
Tuesday, July 7, 1-2pm ET Showcasing Your Research on Resumes and in Interviews Seminar Zoom Center for Career Development
Thursday, July 9, 5:30-6:30pm ET House Cup Challenge: Puzzle Race Zoom

Puzzle Race Instructions

Office of Undergraduate Research
Wednesday, July 15, 1-2pm ET Graduate School Applications and Funding Seminar Zoom Dr. Ernest Brothers, Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Thursday, July 23, 1:00-4:00 EDT Summer Research Poster Symposium Symposium by ForagerOne Poster display will be viewable starting July 23.

Oral presentations will begin at 1:00. Visit the “Live Sessions” tab at Symposium by ForagerOne