Undergraduate research enhances a student’s college experience. Students learn problem solving skills, time management, how to work in a group setting, and what scientists really do. Plus, working in the field or in a laboratory helps students understand at a much deeper level the concepts they learn in the classroom. Undergraduate research activities in EEB could include data management and basic analysis, literature reviews, greenhouse maintenance, animal care or field work. The research positions may be Paid, Volunteer or for Research Credit.
Interested in gaining research experience? Read the research descriptions of EEB faculty and a couple of their recent papers; send an email to any EEB faculty member whose research matches your career goals to inquire if research positions are available in their lab; include a CV/resume and why you are interested in working in their lab.
EEB has a Grads Mentoring Undergrads Program, which allows you to meet with graduate students who share your interests in order to learn more about EEB careers and research opportunities. Click here to apply (Google Form), or email email@example.com for more information.
UTK Division of Success offers information sessions about funding opportunities through UTK Undergraduate Research & Fellowships, opportunities for research experience, and strategies for contacting faculty research mentors. For more information, visit https://studentsuccess.utk.edu/urf/getting-started/