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Undergraduate Researchers

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

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.”

Electrical Engineering

Dany’s undergraduate research topic is Remote Monitoring and Control of an Electric Vehicle Charging Station.

“I feel that I am more involved in the academic community and am truly working towards a better future.”

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.”

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.”


Jessica’s undergraduate research topic is Animals in Society.

“It has been rewarding to feel as though I am building…a broader experience and understanding of issues that I feel are critical.”

Plan II and Government

Daniel’s undergraduate research topic is How does the Senate talk about the Middle East?

“Research is unique in that you never know what your results will tell you; it is a surprising and exhilarating process.”

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.”