Published: April 08, 2016
Research is typically thought of as a pursuit for faculty or graduate students, but participating in a research project as an undergraduate gives students a better understanding of their field and the opportunity to develop relationships with faculty.
From April 22–29, the University will celebrate undergraduate research at UT with a series of events:
- Friday, April 22: College of Natural and Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium. CNHS students will present their current or recently completed research projects in a poster format. The keynote presentation, “Nuclear Waste Remediation: Engaging Undergraduate Students in Research” by Shannon M. Biros, associate professor of chemistry at Grand Valley State University, will be held in Sykes College of Business, Room 131 from 2–3 p.m. Poster presentations will be held in Plant Hall, Fletcher Lounge from 3–5 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 27: College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education Undergraduate Research Conference. CSSME students will present original, empirical research within an area of the disciplines represented in the college. The event will be held in Plant Hall, Fletcher Lounge from 4–6 p.m.
- Thursday, April 28: Celebrating Honors Day. The Honors Program undergraduate research fellows will be officially recognized and give oral presentations of their findings as part of Honors Day celebrations. Presentations begin at 4 p.m. on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center.
- Friday, April 29: Sykes College of Business Student Research Day. Students from the Sykes College of Business will present their current or recently completed research projects in a poster format. Poster presentations will be held in Plant Hall, Fletcher Lounge from 2:30–4:30 p.m.
In addition, on Saturday, April 23, the University will host it annual Human Rights Conference. Organized by UT's Human Rights Think Tank, the conference is dedicated to the understanding, analysis and promotion of the global human rights movement. Presentations will be made by students, professors and human rights activists. The keynote speaker is Jamil Dakwar, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Human Rights Program in Washington, D.C. The conference will be held on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, go to www.ut.edu/urc.