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Student Resources

Join CUR

The Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) is an excellent resource and one-stop-shop for all things undergraduate research.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

Visit the University of Tennessee Undergraduate Research YouTube channel for helpful seminars on a variety of topics.

How to Write an Abstract

Abstract writing is a necessary skill for researchers. If you submit your research for presentations or awards, you will need to learn how to write an effective abstract. In addition to the PDF linked below, students can take advantage of the services available at The Writing Center. They will help you form a concise and informative abstract that will best represent your research and why it is important.

How to write an Abstract & Nationally Competitive Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities for Students Engaged in Undergraduate Research (PDF)

How to Create a Research Poster

Check out this helpful tutorial for creating an effective research poster by Dr. Virginia Stormer,  Assistant Director for Experiential Learning in Teaching & Learning Innovation . This includes UT-specific resources that are available to you. Additional information on designing scientific posters can be found here:

UTK has research poster templates

Research Seminar Series

The Office of Undergraduate Research holds regular seminars in all topics relating to research including Research on Human Subjects (IRB process), Summer Research Opportunities, and How to Leverage Your Research (plus many more!)

Virtual Poster Symposium Resources

Are you participating in an online symposium?  Get tips on creating unlisted YouTube links and poster guidelines.

Introduction to Research Methods Course

The Office of Undergraduate Research has created an introduction to research methods course for you to learn some of the basics about research methods.

Intellectual Property (IP) Rights 

Protect your work. Protecting your intellectual property excludes others from it. No one can take your idea and profit from it. If you want to make money or start your own business, you need to protect your intellectual property.

Other Resources

OIT Research Computing Support