UT Research Week Spotlights Undergraduate, Honors Scholarship

Beginning Saturday, March 26, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will sponsor its second annual Research Week highlighting undergraduate research and other research activities on campus. Research Week is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and administered by the Office of Research.

Activities for Research Week will be concentrated between March 26 and April 1, though some events will occur outside of those dates.

-Honors Symposium: 1:15 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Black Cultural Center. The keynote address will be given by Lou Gross, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and director of NIMBioS. Members of the Chancellor’s Honors Program and other departmental and special honors programs will present their research in the day-long symposium.

-Workshop on Faculty Mentoring for Undergraduate Research: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, in the Baker Center Toyota Auditorium. A panel of experienced faculty mentors will share insights and advice on the fundamentals of mentoring, mentoring in specific disciplines, interdisciplinary research and preparation of applications to graduate school. For more information on this workshop e-mail Sharon Pound at spound@utk.edu.

-Exhibition of Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievement: Wednesday and Thursday, March 30-31, in the University Center Ballroom. The exhibition, in its 15th year, will feature poster displays of research projects and creative activities completed by UT undergraduates who are working with faculty mentors. Setup of exhibits is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, with judging to begin at 5:30 p.m. All participants must be present until completion of the judging. The exhibit will be open to public viewing from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31. For more information click here.

-EURēCA Awards: 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the University Center Auditorium. The UT chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society funds top awards, as does the Office of Research, through the William Franklin Harris III Undergraduate Research Award and the Office of Research Top Undergraduate Award. This year, for the first time, the UT Office of Sustainability will award a $200 UT Bookstore gift certificate to the exhibit which best reflects environmental appropriateness and positive environmental impact on the local community and society. For more information click here.

-Sigma Theta Tau Research Day: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the UT Conference Center Building. Katharine Kolcaba, emeritus nursing faculty of the University of Akron and developer of the Theory of Comfort within the practice of nursing, will keynote the event, which is sponsored by the local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. Registration costs $100, with a $15 discount for Gamma Chi chapter members. Students attend free through a sponsorship provided by Parkwest Medical Center. The program provides 5.0 contact hours. For more information and to register, call 974-0591 or e-mail bholder1@utk.edu.

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