Major: Marine and Freshwater Biology
For her undergraduate research project, Ava went to UT’s Marine Science Institute to study the hypoxic dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
“Experiencing the field gives you a new outlook on research and allows you to appreciate the complexity of the environment, which in turn serves as a great tool when working in lab.”
Evan took part in undergraduate research by using computer modeling to uncover the computational principles of the cerebellum.
“My freshman year I joined the Computational Evolution FRI stream to explore research as a career option and found that research, particularly computational research, was a great fit for me.”
Rachel became involved in undergraduate research when she worked on financial models of the economy during a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).
“Participating in a summer REU seemed like a great opportunity as an introduction to research.”
Major: African and African Diaspora Studies, and Government, Liberal Arts Honors
For her undergraduate research project, Mirusha studied female figures in U.S. and Sri Lankan revolutionary movements.
“The greatest reward is being able to personally learn new things and understand who I am as a result.”
Major: Plan II Honors and Art History
“I wanted to pursue an undergraduate research project because I saw it as a way to explore my interests and develop research and writing skills along the way.”
Major: Nutrition Honors and Coordinated Program in Dietetics
“If you are thinking about research, try it. You will know if you like it or not by doing it.”
Major: African and African Diaspora Studies
For her undergraduate research project, Loyce studied the history of economic policy in Tanzania as part of the Bridging Disciplines Programs and as a recipient of an Intellectual Entrepreneurship Kuhn Scholars award.
“This is an opportunity to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to what you love.”
Major: Communication Studies, focusing on Corporate Communication
“It’s an amazing feeling standing in front of a room of people and sharing your work.”
Major: Art History
Jessica traveled to Pisa, Italy, to conduct art historical undergraduate research on the city’s medieval baptistery.
“Most of my project uses photographs and primary sources that I collected myself.”
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
“I’ve learned just as much about collaboration as I have about nanoelectronics.”