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Undergraduate Research

From science labs to design studios, from engineering projects to art projects, from religious studies to marketing studies, the opportunities for undergraduates to perform research are as diverse as they are abundant.

As a high-intensity research institution, our work impacts people and industries in our state and throughout the world. Our centers and labs, as well as a unique partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), allow students to work beside some of the world’s most renowned scientists in engineering, microbiology, and ecology.

Countless undergraduate research and creative opportunities exist across campus. Through research, students pursue their questions and passions, connect with faculty, contribute to ground-breaking work, present their work at annual campus research exhibitions and national and international conferences, and strengthen their academic skills and competitiveness for graduate school, for fellowships such as the Fulbright, Goldwater, and Rhodes, and for internships and post-graduate careers.