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Research Week 2014 Kicks Off

Each year, Research Week showcases a diverse sampling of undergraduate research projects from across the Forty Acres. Students present their projects and promote the impressive array of opportunities available at a tier-one research institution.

About Undergraduate Research

At the University of Texas at Austin, research occurs in every college and school and isn’t only for faculty and graduate students. Every undergraduate can get involved by assisting in an ongoing faculty research project or starting something new. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research to learn how to get involved.

Meet some undergraduate researchers from colleges and schools across the Forty Acres and learn about the work of four students from the College of Liberal Arts.


Students from many departments present a wide range of topics at Research Week. Here are a few of the highlights. View the full schedule for a complete listing of the week’s events.

Longhorn Research BazaarLonghorn Research Bazaar
Wednesday, April 16
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

At this festive, multi-disciplinary event in the Gregory Gym Arena, students present their research and creative projects. Colleges, departments, research units, programs, and student organizations provide information about undergraduate research.

Undergraduate Research Information Session
Thursday, April 17
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Hear from an undergraduate research advisor about how to become involved in research. Info sessions are for students from all disciplines and majors. Sessions will also be held Thursday, April 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Music and Dance in Colonial America
Tuesday, April 15
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

UT Early Music Ensemble “Austinato,” in collaboration with the ensemble “Concierto Barroco” from Mexico, present a concert of 17th and 18th-century Mexican music and dances. The evening will feature rarely performed music from manuscripts. The concert will be performed on period instruments and will offer a taste of the traditions of the Americas during the colonial period.

TACC visualization LabTexas Advanced Computing Center Visualization Laboratory
Thursday, April 17
9 a.m. – 5 a.m.

The TACC opens the doors to their Visualization Laboratory. See how TACC’s Stallion, one of the world’s highest resolution tiled displays, the new Oculus Rift virtual reality head-mounted display, and the most recent addition, Google Glass, can help you make discoveries that change the world.

Dr. Luis ZayasSocial Work Research Stories
Thursday, April 17
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

A panel including students and Dr. Luis Zayas, the dean of the School of Social Work, will share stories about their personal involvement in research and what inspires their work.