Are you doing undergraduate research or a creative activity at UT this summer?
The research/creative position can be volunteer, paid, or for academic credit.
The Summer Research Scholars Program provides professional development opportunities and social networking activities like kayaking and rock climbing 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 will have the opportunity to present summer research at the Summer Research Scholars Symposium. If you are interested in participating this summer, please register with our office.
**For Summer 2023, the colloquiums are virtual to maintain accessibility for all participants, with optional in-person activities.
Summer Research Scholars Calendar 2023
|Summer 2023 Dates||Time||Event||Location||Notes|
|Thursday, June 1st||1-2 pm||Summer Kickoff & Welcome||International House Conference Room||Hosted by URF.|
|Monday, June 5th||10 am – 12 pm||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!|
|Thursday, June 8th||2-3 pm||How to Design an Effective Research Poster||Join us via the||Dr. Virginia Stormer
Asst. Director, Curriculum Development & Design
|Tuesday, June 13th||2-3 pm||How to Leverage Research on a Resume or Application||Join us via the||Amanda Yother
career coach for STEM and pre-health
|Wednesday, June 14th||5-8 pm||Vol wall||RSVP Required – spaces limited (15)||Come get an introduction to rock climbing at UT’s Vol Wall!|
|Thursday, June 15th||5-8 pm||Vol wall||RSVP Required – spaces limited (15)||Come get an introduction to rock climbing at UT’s Vol Wall!|
|Tuesday, June 20th||2-3 pm||Cross-Cultural Mentoring||Join us via the||Dr. Ernest Brothers, Associate Dean, The Graduate School|
|RESCHEDULED: Wednesday, July 12||5-8 pm||Paddle Boarding||RSVP Required – spaces limited (15)||SUMMER SOCIAL: Enjoy a nice, leisurely float and paddle on the Tennessee River!|
|RESCHEDULED: Thursday, July 13||5-8 pm||Paddle Boarding||RSVP Required – spaces limited (15)||SUMMER SOCIAL: Enjoy a nice, leisurely float and paddle on the Tennessee River!|
|Tuesday, June 27th||2-3 pm||How to Write an Abstract||Join us via the||Dr. Kirsten Benson
Director, The Writing Center
|Thursday, July 6th||5:30-8 pm||Kayaking||RSVP Required – spaces limited (30)||SUMMER SOCIAL: Join us at The Knoxville Adventure Collective headquarters for an evening paddle on the Tennessee River as the sun sets behind the downtown Knoxville skyline!|
|Tuesday, July 11th||2-3 pm||Audience Centered Poster Design||Join us via the Zoom Link||Christie Kennedy
Director of Research Marketing and Communications for The Office of Communications & Marketing
|Monday, July 17th||2-3 pm||Addressing Bias in Research||Join us via the||Dr. Janelle Coleman
Executive Director for Diversity & Inclusion Associate Professor, Entomology
|Tuesday, July 18th||2-3 pm||Responsible Conduct in Research||Join us via the||Jane Burns, Director, Research Integrity and Compliance|
|Tuesday, July 25th||1 – 3 pm||Summer Research Poster Symposium||Hodges Library||Summer scholars register here!|
|Tuesday, August 15th||4–5 pm||Summer Programs Advising Session||Register via this||Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships|
|Wednesday, August 16th||4–5 pm||Summer Programs Advising Session||Register via this||Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships|