Lora Doherty, a senior in therapeutic recreation, has been researching how camps can help children in military families cope with a parent’s deployment. The research not only deepened her understanding of coursework but also gave her a leg up on other applicants when applying to graduate school. Doherty, of Knoxville, is among 1,400 UT undergraduates involved in
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Caroline Knight, a graduating senior in cinema studies, is an award-winning filmmaker whose latest project is now being shown at film festivals around the country.
Adaya Troyer, a senior in nursing at UT, was only two when she was diagnosed with asthma. Now, as an undergraduate researcher, she’s trying to help young children with asthma understand and manage their condition.
The Office of Undergraduate Research is hosting an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7.
Jeffrey Osborn, dean of the School of Science at the College of New Jersey, will visit campus March 29–30 to lead faculty workshops on including undergraduate research in curriculum.
With spring semester coming to an end in May, college students might already be thinking about how to spend their summer. While hometowns and the beach may beckon, some of the greatest summer opportunities are available in their flourishing college towns.
Faculty can now apply to receive Experience Learning designations for courses they teach that include research or service-learning activities that meet the definition of experiential learning. A detailed explanation of the R designation and the course proposal form are available on the Office of Undergraduate Research web page. A detailed explanation of the S designation
Faculty now have the opportunity to post paid, volunteer, and academic credit-based undergraduate research opportunities and receive resumes through the new Explore database.
Thirty students have been selected to participate in the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SURIP). The program, administered by the Office of Undergraduate Research, pairs an undergraduate student with a faculty mentor to conduct research during the summer.
The National Conference on Undergraduate Research is the leading national venue for showcasing undergraduate research. Each year more than 4,000 undergraduates from institutions across the country converge to present their research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts, and performances. NCUR accepted sixty-five UT students to present undergraduate posters and oral presentations for this year’s conference April 7–9 in Asheville, North Carolina.