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Undergraduate Researchers

Research Week provides excellent ways for students to learn about research opportunities and present their own research, and for departments, colleges, and programs to showcase their students’ achievements. Events range from undergraduate poster presentations, exhibitions, performances, and symposia to guest speakers and workshops aimed at helping undergraduates achieve their research goals. Don’t miss the multi-disciplinary Longhorn Research Poster Session, which will take place on Wednesday, April 17, 12-2 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.

Click on a researcher to learn more about his or her undergraduate research experience. Visit the student success page for stories from all Undergraduate Studies programs.

Major: Nursing
Graduation Year: Spring 2019
“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.”
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Major: Music
Graduation Year: Fall 2017
"The process itself was incredible, but the final performance was something I’ll remember for the rest of my life."
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Major: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: May 2020
"Come with an open mindset and be prepared to fail or not get the results you hypothesized."
Allison Thornton
Major: Business Honors
Graduation Year: May 2018
"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."
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Major: Italian
Graduation Year: Fall 2018
"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."
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Major: Chemistry
Graduation Year: May 2020
"This was my first time stepping out of my comfort zone and exploring something new; it was extremely challenging but absolutely worth it."
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Major: Sociology
Graduation Year: Spring 2018
"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."
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Major: Biology
Graduation Year: Spring 2019
"Persistence pays off and a little bit of passion can go a long way."
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Major: Psychology
Graduation Year: Spring 2018
"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."
Major: Audiology
Graduation Year: May 2019
"I would advise students who are interested in doing undergraduate research to start finding opportunities as soon as possible."