Research Week 2013
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is pleased to sponsor the fourth annual Research Week from March 16 to 23. This event highlights undergraduate research and creative activities that take place across campus. Inevitably, some activities fall outside the official week, but we include them so students can experience the wide variety of discovery at UT.
Saturday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
4th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium – This symposium, formerly known as the Honors Symposium, offers students an opportunity to give oral presentations of their research to their peers and professors. Presentations of civic engagement projects and public policy research will also be given by members of the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network. Held in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy as a kick-off to Research Week 2013, the lunch keynote speaker will be Dr. Taylor Eighmy, UT’s Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement. Students are welcome to come and go, and are especially encouraged to attend the lunch.
Monday and Tuesday, March 18 and 19
EURēCA – The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievement – In its 17th year, the exhibition in the University Center Ballroom will feature poster displays of research projects and creative activities done by UT graduates who are working with faculty mentors. Setup of exhibits is scheduled for noon to 4:00 p.m. on March 18, with judging to begin at 5:30 p.m. All participants must be present for the judging. The exhibit is open to public viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on March 19.
March 19, 6:00 p.m.
EURēCA Awards Ceremony – Dozens of awards will be presented in the University Center Auditorium. In addition to various department awards, UT’s Office of Sustainability will award a $200 UT Bookstore gift certificate at the 2013 EURēCA event to a project involving environmental sustainability.
Tuesday, March 19, 4:00 p.m.
Finding Funding for Graduate School – Various opportunities for financial assistance to attend graduate school will be presented by Dr. Ernest Brothers, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, in the University Center Crest Room. Topics include graduate research assistantships, graduate teaching assistants, and various fellowships and scholarships.
Wednesday, March 20, 3:30
National Scholarship Opportunities – Nichole Vazio-Viegel, Assistant Director of the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships, will share funding opportunities like the Goldwater, Udall, Whitaker, Fulbright and others specifically for students actively pursuing undergraduate research at the Howard H. Baker Center.
Wednesday, March 20, 4:00 p.m.
Graduate School Admission 101 – Stephanie Kit Associate Director of Career Services will present an informative overview in the University Center’s Room 221. Topics include the graduate school admission process, types of degrees, timelines, finding programs, and much more.
April 2, 8:00 p.m.
21st Alfred & Julia Hill Lecture on Science, Society, and the Mass Media – “Science As Civilizer,” will be presented by Jeffrey Kluger, senior science writer for Time magazine and author of eight books, in the McClung Museum Auditorium. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.
Monday, April 8, 1:00 – 5;00 p.m.
STTI Gamma Chi Interprofessional Healthcare Research Day – The local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, nursing’s honor society, will feature keynote speaker Dr. Martin Whiteside, Director of the Tennessee Department of Health’s Office of Cancer Surveillance. In addition, students and faculty will showcase their healthcare research through poster presentations at the event on the UT Agriculture campus.
Friday, April 12, 1:00 p.m.
Baker Scholars Research Symposium – Undergraduates will present their research projects related to public policy in the Baker Center’s Toyota Auditorium. In addition to hosting guest lectures and conferences, Baker Scholars conduct research in the fields of political science, energy and environment, global security, historical/archival studies, and the media.
Tuesday, April 16, 11:30 a.m.
Gamma Sigma Delta Spring Awards – This luncheon awards ceremony by the honors society of agriculture takes place in the Plant Biotechnology Building and celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding students.
Friday, April 19
Third Annual Marco Undergraduate Conference –Showcasing research by students from UT and other institutions, this year’s conference, “Corpus: The Body in the Middle Ages and Renaissance,” addresses the numerous and changing depictions of bodies during the early periods from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Held in UT’s University Center, the event features keynote speaker Elina Gertsman, Assistant Professor of Art history at Case Western Reserve University.
Friday, April 26, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
College of Architecture & Design Final Reviews of Fifth-Year Projects – Fifth-year architecture students and fourth-year interior design students present their final projects at the Art and Architecture Building, a prelude to the annual Tau Sigma Delta architecture competition.
Office of Undergraduate Research
1534 White Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996-1529
Phone: (865) 974-1475