Last Minute Announcements from the Office of Undergraduate Research
Last Minute Announcements from the Office of Undergraduate Research
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

We had some announcements that couldn't wait! This is a special edition of the monthly newsletter, Discovery, from the Office of Undergraduate Research, a unit of the Office of Research and Engagement

SMaRT Internship Program

Get paid to conduct research within one of Oak Ridge National Lab's six main research divisions with a UT faculty member. Funded through Science Alliance, the Student Mentoring and Research Training Program (SMaRT) is an eight-month commitment from February to October that is comprised of a training period in the spring, a full-time paid internship in the summer, and a reporting period (presentation of your research) in the fall. Students who have at least 30 credit hours by May 2020 and will be enrolled in classes at UT for both Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 may apply. 
Deadline to apply is October 31, 2019. More details here

Five UT Students Win International Award

A big congratulations to the five UT students and recent alumni who were awarded for their research at The Undergraduate Awards, often referred to as the "junior Nobel prize". They have been invited to attend the Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland to accept their awards. 
Juhi Patel was awarded Global Winner, beating out all 3500 entries in her category. Way to go!
Four students placed Highly Commended and are waiting to hear if they will be Regional Winners in their category. Check our Winners Page in the coming week for updates on their placement.
Global Winner (Highest scoring entry in category)
  • Juhi Patel - Classical Studies and Archaeology (class of 2019)
Highly Commended (Top 10% in category)
  • Pete Paueksakon - Architecture and Design (class of 2019)
  • Tyler Hounshell - Earth and Environmental Sciences (class of 2018)
  • William White - Literature (senior)
  • Dara Carney-Nedelman  - Psychology (class of 2019)
Ready to submit for the next competition? For the 2020 Awards, any undergraduate from the class of 2019, 2020, and 2021 may submit up to three works for consideration of an award. Check our website for more information and how to submit for the 2020 program. 

Research Spotlight: Lam Vo

Lam Vo is a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering and has been working for three years as an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Gladys Alexandre’s Lab in the Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology (BCMB) department at UT. While his academic profile may sound like any other student’s, his path to research is no ordinary story. 
Interested in getting paid to do research with a UT faculty member? See if our Semester Research Assistants Program or Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program fits you and your research goals. 
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Save the Date

A list of upcoming events, deadlines, seminars and more.
Posters on the Hill Application OPENS
Sept 4
Posters at the Capitol Application OPENS 
Sept 9
NCUR Application OPENS 
Sept 30
Int'l Research Opportunities Travel Grant Deadline for Spring 2020 scholarships
Oct 14
 Int'l Research Opportunities Info Session
   Oct 9
National Mole Day Party 
  Oct 23
Posters at the Capitol Application Deadline
Nov 1
Posters on the Hill Application Deadline
Nov 5
NCUR Abstract Submission Deadline
Dec 6
NCUR Travel Grant Deadline
Dec 6
Chancellor's Honors Award Nominations Due (Faculty Mentor and Undergraduate Researcher)
Dec 6 
Summer Internship Application Deadline
Jan 5
  Visit for more information on all activities.

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Office of Undergraduate Research
1534 White Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-8560
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