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Summer Research Scholars Program

Already have an undergraduate research position at UT this summer? (It can be volunteer, paid, or for academic credit.) Register with our office to learn about research-focused events and activities during the summer. The Summer Research Scholars Program provides a full program of professional development opportunities and social activities throughout the summer. All UTK students and those visiting from other schools engaged in undergraduate research activities and creative works are eligible to become Summer Research Scholars — regardless of funding source or formal program affiliation.
For Summer 2021, the seminars will be conducted virtually to maintain accessibility for all participants. Optional in-person activities will be posted soon, and include scavenger hunts, rock climbing, garden tours, and more!

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Summer Research Scholars Calendar 2021

Summer Dates  Events Location Notes
Wednesday, June 2, 1pm ET Summer Kickoff & Welcome! Join us via the Zoom Link Office of Undergraduate Research
Tuesday, June 8, 1-2pm ET Cross-Cultural Mentoring Seminar Join us via the  Zoom Link Dr. Ernest Brothers, Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Tuesday, June 8 – Monday, June 14
(all week to complete!)
SRS UT Scavenger Hunt Download your SRS UT Scavenger Hunt Flyer. Submit your Scavenger Hunt Sheet HERE and don’t forget to earn those #VolResearch selfie bonus points!
Tuesday, June 15, 1-2pm ET Responsible Conduct in Research Join us via the  Zoom Link Dr. Sarah Pruett, Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Responsible Conduct of Research
and Institutional Research Integrity Officer
Tuesday, June 22, 1-2pm ET Preparing for Publishing Join us via the  Zoom Link Dr. Dustin Gilbert, Dr. Erin Darby, Dr. Kimberly Gwinn, Dr. Keerthi Krishnan
Wednesday, June 23rd 5-8p & Thursday, June 24th  5-8p VOL WALL Climbing Night RSVP Required – spaces limited. Grab your spot here! SUMMER SOCIAL:
Come get an introduction to rock climbing at UT’s Vol Wall! 
Tuesday, June 29, 1-2pm ET Grad Schools & Funding Join us via the  Zoom Link Dr. Ernest Brothers, Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Thursday, July 8th, 5:30 PM ET UT Gardens Guided Tour and Wetlands Bingo  RSVP Here! SUMMER SOCIAL:
Get your plant on at the official botanical gardens of the state of Tennessee!
Tuesday, July 13, 1-2pm ET How to Write an Abstract Join us via the  Zoom Link Dr. Kirsten Benson, Director, Writing Center
Tuesday, July 20, 1-2pm ET How to Create an Effective Research Poster Join us via the  Zoom Link Dr. Virginia Stormer, Assistant Director for Experiential Learning in Teaching and Learning Innovation
Thursday, July 22, 6pm ET Summer Research Trivia Night!  ZOOM link coming soon Test your Summer Research Scholar knowledge!
Tuesday, July 27, 1-2pm ET Apply for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program (NSF GRFP) Join us via the  Zoom Link Dr. Andrew Seidler, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
Thursday, July 29, 1:00-4:00 EDT Summer Research Poster Symposium Symposium by ForagerOne  The 2021 poster symposium details are coming! You can visit the 2020 Poster Symposium at Symposium by ForagerOne