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Discovery Day

Take your learning to the next level and stop by Discovery Day!

You’ll have the chance to learn more about getting involved in undergraduate research at UTK as well as see posters of student research and creative activity undertaken in the spring or summer months. Discovery Day is a time to view what students are researching both on and off campus and learn about how to get started in undergraduate research at UTK.

Discovery Day 2021 was an in-person and virtual presentation of undergraduate research completed during the spring and summer 2021. This year’s event included 108 presenters, representing 40 different majors and supervised by 78 different faculty mentors. By collaborating with offices across DSS and ORIED, Discovery Day 2021 drew one of the largest crowds in the event’s history, including a large contingent of first-year students.  The event was highlighted in the Big Orange Welcome, Vol Start Back, and First-Year Studies Programs.

We invite all, those already involved in research, those interested in getting started, or those who are just curious to stop by the event!

You can view Discovery Day presentations on our virtual site, Symposium by ForagerOne and by the program book below.


Interested in showing your research and creative activity?

Register Here – Registration is closed for our 2021 event.

Poster dimensions are requested to be no larger than  36” x 42” regardless of horizontal or vertical orientation (so either 36” tall x 42” wide or 36” wide x 42” tall).

Non-poster displays can be accommodated but must be registered with our office for planning purposes. Contact ugresearch@utk.edu with your request.