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Summer Research Scholars (SRS)

Are you doing undergraduate research or creative activity at UT this summer?

Whether you’re planning to do your undergraduate research or creative activity at UT this summer as a volunteer, for pay, or for academic credit, the Summer Research Scholars Program is here to support you.

The Summer Research Scholars Program provides professional development opportunities and social networking activities throughout the summer. All UTK students and those visiting from other schools engaged in undergraduate research, a creative project, or pursuing a competitive fellowship can participate in Summer Research Scholars — regardless of funding source or formal program affiliation. At the end of the summer, those who participated in this program can present their summer research or creative activity at the Summer Research Scholars Symposium. If you want to participate this summer, please register with our office.

**For Summer 2024, the colloquiums are virtual to maintain accessibility for all participants, with optional in-person activities.


Summer Research Scholars Calendar 2024

Date Time Event Location Details Register Here
Tuesday, June 4 12-1:00pm Summer Kickoff & Welcome Frieson Black Cultural Center Rooms 102/103 Welcome, summer researchers! Join us for lunch and an overview of our summer programming. Sponsored by Undergraduate Research & Fellowships Registration closes May 28th, 2024 at 5 PM
Thursday, June 13th 2-3 pm Empowering Research: Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities under Title IX via Zoom Join Dr. Laura Renee Bryant, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Prevention, Training, and Evaluation, for a crucial seminar on navigating Title IX in research. Understand your rights and responsibilities to ensure a safe and inclusive research environment. Don’t miss this empowering session Registration closes on June 6th at 5 PM
Tuesday, June 18 6-8pm Bowling at Maple Hall Maple Hall 414 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902 Head downtown for bowling at Maple Hall! Shoe rental is included. Food will be available for purchase at the venue. This event is limited to 24 summer scholars. Registration closes on June 11th at 5 PM or when the event reaches capacity.
Thursday, June 20 2-3 pm How to Write an Abstract via Zoom Crafting a compelling abstract is essential for showcasing your research. Learn the art of abstract writing from Dr. Kirsten Benson, Director of The Writing Center. Gain valuable insights and techniques to effectively communicate your research’s significance and findings. Registration closes on June 13th at 5 PM.
Thursday, June 27th 2-3 pm Cross-Cultural Mentoring via Zoom Explore the dynamics of mentorship across diverse backgrounds and learn strategies to foster meaningful and inclusive mentor-mentee relationships. Expand your mentorship skills with Dr. Ernest Brothers, Associate Dean of The Graduate School. Registration closes on June 20th at 5 PM.
Tuesday, July 9 4-6pm Pizza & Paint The Rock The Rock An iconic UT landmark for more than 50 years, the Rock is a place of free expression on campus. Join URF as we paint The Rock! Registration closes on July 2nd at 5 PM or when the event reaches capacity.
Monday, July 15th 2-3 pm Addressing Bias in Research via Zoom Join Dr. Janelle Coleman, Executive Director for Diversity & Inclusion a for an insightful discussion on addressing bias in research. Explore strategies to recognize and mitigate biases in various stages of the research process. Registration closes on July 8th at 5 PM.
Tuesday, July 23rd 1–3 pm SRS Symposium Hodges Library Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium Registration will open in mid-June here.