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The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) is an annual event showcasing research and creative activities across all disciplines by currently enrolled undergraduate students collaborating with a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, or UTIA faculty mentor.

Entries can be individual or group projects. There is an additional category for individual or group projects conducted as part of a classroom assignment, including capstone projects (if capstone projects are not considered research in your department/college)

Read more about classroom projects here.

How to Participate

Students interested in participating must submit their application through our online system after reviewing our participant guidelines. The application includes a EURēCA abstract between 150 – 200 words. An abstract is a brief, well-developed paragraph that is coherent and concise and that presents the work’s purpose, methods, results
(or anticipated results), and conclusions. If you would like further instruction, please view our seminar on How to Write an Abstract

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 (the first part of their email that appears before @utk.edu) prior to beginning your application.

ENTER THE REGISTRATION & APPLICATION SYSTEM HERE!

Thank you for your interest in EUReCA 2023! The registration period ended on March 24th.

EUReCA 2023

The 27th annual EURēCA event is April 25, 2023 in the Student Union, Pilot Flying J Ballroom!

4:30 – 4:45 PM  General welcome and opening remarks
5:00 – 8:00 PM  Poster presentation and judging competition

The awards ceremony is May 4, 2023, in the Student Union 

5:30 PM Student awards by disciplinary division and faculty research mentor awards

You can view the EURēCA 2021 entries on the Symposium EUReCA page! For help navigating Symposium, please visit our quick summary guide. To see students’ abstracts and/or posters from prior events, click here.

EUReCA Awards

EURēCA is coordinated by Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (URF) within the Division of Student Success in collaboration with individual colleges across campus. The EURēCA award competition evaluates student research according to Disciplinary Divisions. Awards are funded by departments and colleges.

All award winners are recognized by invitation at the EUReCA awards ceremony on May 4, 2023. Afterwards, your division will submit prize information to the Office of Financial Aid (OFA). OFA will process payments which will then be posted on your MyUTK account and deposited directly into the bank account that is 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.

Participating Divisions: Architecture & Design; Herbert College of Agriculture; Arts & Sciences – School of Art, Biological Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences; Haslam College of Business; Communication and Information; Education, Health, and Human Sciences; Tickle College of Engineering; Nursing; Social Work