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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.

EUReCA 2022

The 26th annual EURēCA event is April 25, 2022!

Monday, April 25, 2022 – Student Union Ballroom

Group A 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

4:30 – 4:45 PM  EUReCA Kickoff There will be a special kickoff event at 4:30 at the Student Union Ballroom. We invite you to attend!

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Poster presentation and judging competition 

You can view the EURēCA 2021 entries on the Symposium EUReCA page!

If you have questions on how to view them, please visit our quick summary guide. To see students’ abstracts and/or posters from prior events, click here.

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 250 words. 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 registration portal for EURēCA 2022 opens January 25th and closes March 22nd!


Cash Awards

EURēCA is coordinated by the Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (URF) within the Division of Student Success in collaboration with individual colleges across campus. The competition for cash awards places students into Disciplinary Divisions. Each Division awards cash prizes that are funded by departments and colleges.

All award winners are recognized by invitation at the EUReCA awards ceremony on May 2, 2022. Afterwards, URF 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.

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