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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.

Eva Valilis
Major: Public Health (Honors)

Eva’s undergraduate research topic is Best Practices of Flu Vaccine Delivery.

"I did not expect so much freedom, and I am grateful that I am able to explore methods of epidemiological research using my own strategies."
Raul Sergio Lozano III
Major: Orchestral Instrument Performance

Sergio’s undergraduate research topic is Re-branding Classical Music

“I’ve learned from my mistakes and I’m glad I made those mistakes in school and not while working for a job that could really make or break it for me.”
Stefany Quirico

Stefany’s undergraduate research topic is Conditional Cash Transfers and Women’s Empowerment.

"Learning to tackle large-scale projects individually is a valuable skill that I’m thankful to take with me as I graduate from UT."
Robyn Croft
Major: Undeclared

Robyn’s undergraduate research topic is The Academic and Professional After-effects for Students Who Have Gone Through the Judicial Process at the University of Texas.

“Getting involved in a smaller, diverse community within UT has given me a lot of intellectual stimulation outside of the classroom, and this is something that I have come to enjoy and look forward to.”
Kim Do
Major: Human Biology

Kim’s undergraduate research topic is In-School Food and Beverage Marketing

“Challenges have become fun problem-solving tasks for me rather than frustrations in my research experience.”
Jelisa Robinson

Jelisa’s undergraduate research topic is Artistic Expressions, Across Diasporas

"There is more power in asking questions than having all of the answers."
Lillian Lin
Major: Nursing (Honors)

Lillian’s undergraduate research topic is Factors Affecting Weight Management in College Students Living in Dormitories.

“Participating in research has put me into a leadership role amongst the peers in my class.”
Cody Lee
Major: English

Cody’s undergraduate research topic is Nature, Divinity, and Ecology in Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing.

“I think people underestimate how much research good fiction writers, such as [Cormac] McCarthy, actually do.”
Jana Vincent
Major: Studio Art and Pre-Medicine

Jana’s undergraduate research topic is Ornamentation in Italian Art and Architecture.

"I was surprised just to see how much studying the works of the [master] artists…permeated into my work. I did not expect them to play such a prominent role in developing my own artistic style."
Allison Matous
Major: Sociology

Allison’s undergraduate research topic is Dead Man Walking: An Analysis of Last Statement Testimonies of Texas Inmates.

“I had never administered my own research and was surprised how much I enjoy working on my project.”