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 panel of UT faculty members. The Office of Undergraduate Research 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 19th Annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement will be held April 13 – 15, 2015, on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Hodges Library. The Awards Ceremony will be held in the University Center Ballroom. Watch for more information soon. To see students’ abstracts and/or posters from prior events, click here.

All Disciplines

The exhibition represents faculty-mentored undergraduate research in all disciplines across campus. Research projects will be displayed by students in the form of posters, and visual art will be viewed in a gallery-like area.

How to Participate

Students interested in participating must complete and submit their application online and attach a 200-word EURēCA Abstract online.  (You may need to include utk\ before entering your NetId.) After students complete the Registration Form, it will be forwarded to their faculty mentor for review and approval. Please obtain your faculty mentor’s NetId prior to beginning your application.  To register visit https://webapps.utk.edu/UndergradResearch/UGREureca/.  The system will close on March 13, 2105 at 11:59 p.m.

Cash Awards

EURēCA is funded by the Office of Undergraduate Research within the Office of Research and Engagement (ORE), and individual colleges across campus.   The competition for these cash prizes divides students into Disciplinary Divisions.  Each Division awards cash prizes that are funded by departments and colleges.  In addition, a final competition recognizes the top three posters within five broad categories (Art, Architecture and Design & Humanities and Performing Arts; Business; Engineering; Natural Sciences; and Social Sciences) which are chosen for gold, silver and bronze awards.  Another set of awards are historically funded by the UT Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and the William Franklin Harris III Undergraduate Research Award. All award winners are recognized at the EUReCA awards ceremony. ORE will submit prize information to the Office of Financial Aid (OFA). OFA will take care of processing the payments which will get posted on your MyUTK account and direct deposited to the bank account as set up with the Bursar’s Office.

IMPORTANT NOTE: “If you receive federal or state financial aid, including a Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship, the amount of the additional aid may be reduced because of your award.”