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Summer Research Scholars Program

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.
For Summer 2021, the seminars were conducted virtually to maintain accessibility for all participants. Optional in-person activities included scavenger hunts, rock climbing, garden tours, and more!
You can view the seminar video recordings on our YouTube page by selecting the corresponding links below.

Register as a Summer Research Scholar


Summer Research Scholars Calendar 2021

Summer Dates  Events Location Notes
Wednesday, June 2, 1pm ET Summer Kickoff & Welcome! View the video recording on our YouTube page. Office of Undergraduate Research
Tuesday, June 8, 1-2pm ET Cross-Cultural Mentoring Seminar View the video recording on our YouTube Page. Dr. Ernest Brothers, Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Tuesday, June 8 – Monday, June 14
(all week to complete!)
SRS UT Scavenger Hunt Download your SRS UT Scavenger Hunt Flyer. Submit your Scavenger Hunt Sheet HERE and don’t forget to earn those #VolResearch selfie bonus points!
Tuesday, June 15, 1-2pm ET Responsible Conduct in Research View the video recording on our YouTube Page. Dr. Sarah Pruett, Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Responsible Conduct of Research
and Institutional Research Integrity Officer
Tuesday, June 22, 1-2pm ET Preparing for Publishing View the video recording on our YouTube Page. Dr. Dustin Gilbert, Dr. Erin Darby, Dr. Kimberly Gwinn, Dr. Keerthi Krishnan
Wednesday, June 23rd 5-8p & Thursday, June 24th  5-8p VOL WALL Climbing Night RSVP Required – spaces limited SUMMER SOCIAL:
Come get an introduction to rock climbing at UT’s Vol Wall! 
Tuesday, June 29, 1-2pm ET Grad Schools & Funding View the video recording on our YouTube Page. Dr. Ernest Brothers, Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Thursday, July 8th, 5:30 PM ET UT Gardens Guided Tour and Wetlands Bingo  RSVP required. SUMMER SOCIAL:
Get your plant on at the official botanical gardens of the state of Tennessee!
Tuesday, July 13, 1-2pm ET How to Write an Abstract View the video recording on our YouTube Page. Dr. Kirsten Benson, Director, Writing Center
Tuesday, July 20, 1-2pm ET How to Create an Effective Research Poster View the video recording on our YouTube Page. Dr. Virginia Stormer, Assistant Director for Experiential Learning in Teaching and Learning Innovation
Thursday, July 22, 6pm ET Summer Research Trivia Night!  Held via ZOOM. Test your Summer Research Scholar knowledge!
Tuesday, July 27, 1-2pm ET Apply for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program (NSF GRFP) View the video recording on our YouTube Page. Dr. Laura De Furio, Assistant Director, Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships
Thursday, July 29, 1:00-4:00 EDT Summer Research Poster Symposium Visit our Symposium Info Page Registration closed.