Major: Economics and Mathematics
Christina traveled to Mongolia to conduct research on poverty and vocational training as part of her undergraduate research experience.
“It was extremely empowering to be able to challenge theories put forth by leading economists.”
Major: French Honors and History
Mirna’s undergraduate research project investigated the way English and Spanish speakers pronounce French vowels.
“It has been really rewarding working with one of my favorite professors who I look up to.”
Major: Classical Guitar Performance and Plan II
Thales combined undergraduate research and creative activity by researching and performing guitar works from the southwestern U.S.
“Pretty soon you’ll find a niche in the academic world that you can fill.”
Major: Neuroscience and Plan II
Michelle’s undergraduate research topic is Using an Isometric Pinching Force Task to Analyze Fine Motor Control.
"I really enjoy being pushed and having to creatively work through problems on my own."
Major: Electrical Engineering
"I feel that I am more involved in the academic community and am truly working towards a better future."
Major: Visual Art Studies
Shaun’s undergraduate research topic is Integrating Modern Technology into the Art Classroom/ What Role Does Ethics Play in the Art Classroom?
"Participating in research has given me a sense of ownership and control over my educational experience as an undergraduate at UT."
Major: Theatre and Dance
Kara’s undergraduate research topic is Exploring the Role of Scenic Artists within the Realm of Theatrical Design and Performance.
"Instead of learning solely in a classroom setting, I get to learn while experiencing what it is like to work in a professional setting."
"It has been rewarding to feel as though I am building…a broader experience and understanding of issues that I feel are critical."
"Research is unique in that you never know what your results will tell you; it is a surprising and exhilarating process."
Major: Social Work and Neuroscience
Sateria’s undergraduate research topic is How Estrogen Affects the Aging Monkey Brain as a Model for Menopause.
"Getting involved in research is a great opportunity to gain skills that can be applied to essentially any line of work."