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Discovery Day

Take your learning to the next level and stop by Discovery Day!

You’ll have the chance to learn more about getting involved in undergraduate research at UTK as well as see posters of student research and creative activity undertaken in the spring or summer months. Discovery Day is a time to view what students are researching both on and off campus and learn about how to get started in undergraduate research at UTK.

This year’s event was held Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 11:00-3:00 pm in Hodges Library, 2nd floor common area.  Check back for information on Discovery Day 2020!

We invite all, those already involved in research, those interested in getting started, or those who are just curious to stop by the event!

We will offer a special “Getting Started in Undergraduate Research” seminar following Discovery Day, in Hodges Library, Room TBD.


Interested in showing your research and creative activity?

Register by August 21:

Register Here

Details for participants:

9:30 am – 11:00 am Students check in and hang their posters
11:00 am – 3 pm Students stand by their posters as their class schedule allows, with giveaways to the first 500 students who visit the posters
3 pm – 4 pm Remove posters from Library. (Remaining posters can be picked up in our office and will only be kept through September 7.)
3:30 – 4:30 pm “Getting Started” Seminar in Room 212

Poster dimensions are requested to be no larger than  36” x 42” regardless of horizontal or vertical orientation (so either 36” tall x 42” wide or 36” wide x 42” tall).

Non-poster displays can be accommodated, but must be registered with our office for planning purposes. Contact ugresearch@utk.edu with your request.