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Research Week

Research Week, more than 100 student researchers came to together to celebrate and share their research with their peers during the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

In a collaboration between the Undergraduate Research Students’ Association (URSA) and the Office of Undergraduate Research, the symposium offers students from all majors and disciplines the opportunity to showcase their research in an oral presentation. URSA is in its ninth year hosting this event.
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Students wait for judging to begin for EURēCA during Research Week

Students wait for judging to begin for EURēCA during Research Week

UT will celebrate its ninth annual Research Week April 16–20 with a series of events centered around research, art, and scholarship from undergraduate students across campus. Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, this weeklong event gives students an opportunity to showcase their own work and learn how to become further engaged in the university’s research community.

Every year, the highlight of Research Week is the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA). EURēCA is an opportunity for students to showcase their research and creative activities from the past year. Research posters and creative projects will be on display in Hodges Library all week. Due to increased participation over the past few years, EURēCA will be divided into three groups this year.

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Keerthi Krishnan, assistant professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology.

They are among more than 1,400 UT undergraduates involved in research. Between 2015 and 2016 the number of UT undergraduates doing research more than doubled and the number of faculty mentors increased 87 percent.

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