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About Research Week

Research Week 2014 is the seventh annual campus-wide celebration of undergraduate research and creative activity at the University of Texas at Austin. The Office of Undergraduate Research in the School of Undergraduate Studies and the Senate of College Councils work together each year to host Research Week. The week of events showcases undergraduate research going on across campus, introduces students to the possibilities for participating in the research mission of the university, and connects them to opportunities to get involved in research in virtually any field of study.

Colleges, departments, research units, and student organizations at UT participate in Research Week by hosting events and participating in the Longhorn Research Bazaar. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend research-oriented events hosted across campus, ranging from poster sessions in which students are on hand to talk about their research projects, to oral research symposia, to showcases of creative work, to panels, forums, and workshops focusing on various facets of the research process. At the Longhorn Research Bazaar, academic units and student organizations come together at a festive event that introduces students to the research-related resources and opportunities available at UT. A poster session and exhibition of creative work at the Bazaar gives students from across a variety of colleges and schools the chance to present their achievements to a campus-wide audience.

All students can attend the many events happening throughout the week. Students who have already pursued a research project are invited to contact their college or department to inquire about presenting their research during Research Week, or to submit an abstract to present a poster or creative work at the Longhorn Research Bazaar. Colleges, departments, research units, student organizations, and other programs can host events in conjunction with Research Week and participate in the Longhorn Research Bazaar. Learn how to get involved or contact the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Research Week is made possible by funding from the School of Undergraduate Studies, the Senate of College Councils, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the University Honors Center, and the Undergraduate Research Journal.