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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. Avoid citing sources in your abstract. 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 prior to beginning your application.

The EUReCA application portal opens on Monday, February 5 and closes on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. 

Register here now to present at EUReCA 2024!

Past EUReCAs

EUReCA 2023 (Check out the press release!)

EUReCA 2022

EUReCA 2021

EUReCA 2020

EUReCA 2013-2019

For help navigating Symposium, please visit our quick summary guide.

EUReCA 2024

The 28th annual EURēCA event is Tuesday, April 23, 2024, from 4:30 – 8:00 PM in the Student Union, Pilot Flying J Ballroom!

EUReCA Awards

The awards ceremony will be on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the Alumni Memorial Building, Cox Auditorium.


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 TBD. 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