“Research is important because, in medicine, we’re trying to improve patient outcomes. As nurses, it is incredibly important that we understand the reasons we’re giving them the care they need.”
"The process itself was incredible, but the final performance was something I’ll remember for the rest of my life."
Major: Biomedical Engineering
"Come with an open mindset and be prepared to fail or not get the results you hypothesized."
Major: Business Honors
"If there's a topic that you're able to get lost in like that, a research project seems to be the logical next step."
"Independently pursuing lines of inquiry, seeking to better understand various facets of an author’s work, challenging myself to learn more about another language—the skills I am practicing in conducting this research will definitely serve me well in the future."
"This was my first time stepping out of my comfort zone and exploring something new; it was extremely challenging but absolutely worth it."
"I know how it feels to spend a long time on a piece only to have it torn to shreds by peers and professors. But even if that happens, take it in stride and incorporate that constructive feedback; you can only get better from there."
"Persistence pays off and a little bit of passion can go a long way."
"No matter your major or track, by doing research you can develop the core values and skills UT wants to provide to its students as a research-oriented university."
"I would advise students who are interested in doing undergraduate research to start finding opportunities as soon as possible."