The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) is an annual event that showcases research and creative activities by currently enrolled undergraduate students in collaboration with a University of Tennessee, Knoxville faculty mentor. Entries can be individual or group projects and are judged by a combination of UT Knoxville faculty members and community professionals.
The UT Knoxville Office of Research & Engagement coordinates this unique competition to encourage, support and reward undergraduate participation in the campus research enterprise. An added value is the development of faculty mentoring relationships.
Dates and Locations
The 17th Annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement will held March 18 and 19, 2013 in the University Center Ballroom.
The exhibition represents faculty-mentored undergraduate research in the following 12 divisions:
- Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
- Arts and Sciences – Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences
- Communication and Information Sciences
- Education, Health, and Human Sciences
- Social Work
Research projects will be displayed by students in the form of 3′ x 4′ presentation boards, and visual art will be viewed in a gallery-like area. Students may pick up a board at the Office of Research & Engagement, 1534 White Ave., Room 104, free of charge. The last day these poster boards will be available is March 8, 2013.
How to Participate
Students interested in participating must complete and submit the EURēCA Application Form and the EURēCA Abstract Form. Each Principal Student must download and complete an Application Form and e-mail it to their Faculty Advisor for review and signature. The Faculty Advisor will then forward the form to the Division Representative to review and sign. Division Representatives must then send the signed form to Jane Taylor at the UT Knoxville Office of Research & Engagement by noon on Wednesday, January 30, 2013.
Principal Students must also download and complete an Abstract Form and e-mail it to the Division Representative for their college and the Office of Research & Engagement at email@example.com no later than noon on February 20, 2013. The abstract should not exceed 300 words; should be typed using Word format document; single space; Times New Roman font; and font size 12.
The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement is funded by the Chancellor’s Office and is administered by the UT Knoxville Office of Research & Engagement. Top awards are funded by the UT Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and the William Franklin Harris III Undergraduate Research Award. On average, one award is given for every six entries per college. The standard award is $200 plus any division match or supplement. The largest total award in 2012 was $800. Winners will receive their awards in one of the following ways:
- For students employed at the university, payment will be processed through payroll as additional pay. The university automatically withholds 25% for employee taxes for amounts associated with additional pay.
- For students not employed at the University, payment will be provided by check. Students will receive a check for the full value of the award and no taxes will be taken out at this time but it is considered taxable income. Students will complete a W-9 and will receive a tax form 1099 Misc Income. Checks and Form 1099 will be sent to the address indicated on their W-9.
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