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

Entries can be individual or group projects and are judged by a panel of UT faculty members and industry partners. There is an additional category for projects, either individual or group, 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.

Research Week
Research Week

EUReCA 2021

The 25th annual EURēCA event is April 19-23, 2021, in virtual format using View the tentative EURēCA 2021 Schedule here.  You can find guidelines and instructions for virtual symposium poster and video links on our virtual symposium resource page. To see students’ abstracts and/or posters from prior events, click here.

The EUReCA 2021 entries can be found on the Symposium EUReCA page!
If you have questions on how to view them, please visit our quick summary page.

View the EUReCA 2021 Winners here! Congratulations to all the impressive competitors!

How to Participate

Students interested in participating must submit their application through our online system after reviewing our participant guidelines and include a EURēCA Abstract, approximately 200 words but no longer than one page. 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.
The EUReCA 2021 registration and competition has passed. Please check back later in the year for 2022 details.

Enter the application system here

Cash Awards

EURēCA is funded by the Office of Undergraduate Research within the Division of Student Success, 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 competition across all divisions winners recognizes the top posters overall, with gold, silver and bronze awards.

All award winners are recognized at the virtual EUReCA awards ceremony on April 23, 2021. Afterwards, OURF 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.