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Research Week 2017 Kicks Off

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

Undergraduates can get involved in research at the University of Texas at Austin by assisting in ongoing faculty research or by starting projects of their own, regardless of their major or discipline. Undergraduates conduct research for many reasons: to get hands-on experience in their disciplines, to add to a field’s body of knowledge, and to work closely with professors who can write letters of recommendation. Some student researchers even become authors on published papers in academic journals.

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research to get involved. Check out our profiles of student researchers to hear about their experiences.

Event Highlights

Here are a few Research Week highlights. View the full schedule of events for a comprehensive list.

TIDES Undergraduate Research Forum
Wednesday, April 12
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Union Ballroom
The university’s largest display of student research in the natural sciences, this poster session covers everything from astronomy to neuroscience.

Studio Art Program Exhibition
April 17-21
Art Building
Student work in painting, drawing, digital media, photography, and other media will be on display all week long throughout the Art Building.

Bridging Disciplines Programs Annual Poster Session
Tuesday, April 18
2-4 p.m. 
Main 212
Students from the Bridging Disciplines Programs will present interdisciplinary work they have conducted through their research projects and internships.

Longhorn Research Bazaar
Wednesday, April 19
12-2 p.m. 
Union Ballroom
The Longhorn Research Bazaar showcases student projects both in and out of the lab with such interdisciplinary topics as communication studies, government, health, and art. Refreshments and free t-shirts provided.

Writing Workshop
Wednesday, April 19
6-7 p.m.
GSB 2.122
The University Writing Center and the Undergraduate Research Journal co-host a workshop on research writing for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Diversity in Research
Friday, April 21
2-3 p.m.
CLA 0.112
The Research Student Advisory Council hosts a faculty panel discussion on the diverse disciplines, experiences, and backgrounds of researchers, followed by a networking session.

Poster Bazaar 2017