The Office of Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Research Events

Each year, the Office of Undergraduate Education hosts the Exhibition of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (EEUR). This weeklong event provides undergraduate students with tools to learn more about research opportunities, to receive recognition for research related accomplishments, and to compete for valuable research awards.


Summer Platform for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) - summer research symposium

All students completing research at UTDallas over the summer are encouraged to participate in the SPUR symposium. This capstone symposium allows students to present their summer research in a large poster-session on campus. Research faculty members judge and select the strongest posters and presentations.

Public presentation of research through poster presentations is an important component of an undergraduate student's research journey. All research disciplines and undergraduate academic groups are represented during the SPUR, and participants enjoy the opportunity to speak in-person to members of the internal and external UT Dallas community about the significance of their work.

SPUR Symposium - SPUR.UTDallas.edu
Abstract Submission - July 1-15 2022
SPUR Symposium - July 29, 2022; 11am-4pm


Undergraduate Research in BBS

Students wanting to learn more about engaging in undergraduate research opportunities through the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences should attend this panel event, featuring Dr. Greg Dussor, Dr. Noah Sasson, Dr. Melanie Spence, and several undergraduate researchers.

Undergraduate Research in BBS
April 11, 1-2 pm
FO 2.102


Faculty/Transfer Student Research Mixer

This event allows transfer students wishing to engage in undergraduate research the opportunity to network with faculty researchers. Refreshments will be available, and attendees should prepare to learn more about the undergraduate research culture at UT Dallas.

Faculty/Transfer Student Research Mixer
April 11, 3:30-4:30pm
Founder's 2nd Floor Atrium


Research Resume Workshop

Students receive valuable advice on how to prepare a scientific/research-oriented resume or to strengthen an existing research resume. The workshop, featuring guest speaker Dr. Eva LaDow, also covers best practices for approaching the research interview, guides students in preparing their best presentation during Undergraduate Research Match Day, and offers tips on steps for post-event networking.

Research Resume Workshop
April 11, 5-6pm
TI Auditorium
Refreshments provided


Undergraduate Research Faculty/Student Research Panel

Undergraduate students and faculty researchers share their research experiences, tips on competing for research programs and fellowships, and strategies for obtaining the ideal research position.

Undergraduate Research Faculty/Student Research Panel
(this has been pre-recorded, and we will screen it during this time)
April 11, 6-7pm
TI Auditorium
Refreshments provided


Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards Poster Contest Symposium

Current recipients of the Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards discuss their research with event attendees, utilizing a research poster and their in-person research presentation skills. Research faculty members judge and select the strongest projects representing each academic school.

Public presentation of research through poster presentations is an important component of an undergraduate student's research journey. All research disciplines and undergraduate academic groups are represented during the Symposium, and participants enjoy the opportunity to speak in-person to members of the internal and external UT Dallas community about the significance of their work.

Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards Poster Contest Symposium
April 12, 2-5pm
VCA


Undergraduate Research Match Day

The Match Day event is open to all students and is designed to facilitate the process of pairing motivated undergraduates with faculty who are conducting research projects. Student attendees should be prepared to articulate their qualifications and ask questions regarding what type of work the faculty member needs assistance with, the number of hours expected, and the work environment (for example, will you work in a lab where you will be expected to wear long sleeves and closed toe shoes?).

How to prepare for Match Day:

  • Create or update your resume and bring multiple copies to the event.
  • Prepare questions regarding what type of work the faculty member needs assistance with, the number of hours expected, and the work environment (for example, will you work in a lab where you will be expected to wear long sleeves and closed toe shoes?).

Undergraduate Research Match Day 2022
(live virtual event in Teams)
April 13
3-5pm
RSVP here to receive day-of event login information


The Exley Lunch-and-Learn Information Session

UT Dallas Undergraduate Researchers are encouraged to attend and learn more about publishing their work in The Exley, UT Dallas’ undergraduate research journal. Staff from The Exley will provide information on proposal submission, criteria for inclusion and leadership opportunities on The Exley Student Team

The Exley Lunch-and-Learn Information Session
April 14, 11:30am
Founders 2nd Floor Atrium
Lunch provided


Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards Poster Contest Finals

A panel of industry representatives will review the top posters from recipients of the Undergraduate Research Scholar awards.

Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards Poster Contest Finals
Spring 2022
Date and Time TBA