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Undergraduate Researchers

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

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Major: Music
Graduation Year: Fall 2017
"The process itself was incredible, but the final performance was something I’ll remember for the rest of my life."
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Major: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: May 2020
"Come with an open mindset and be prepared to fail or not get the results you hypothesized."
Allison Thornton
Major: Business Honors
Graduation Year: May 2018
"If there's a topic that you're able to get lost in like that, a research project seems to be the logical next step."
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Major: Italian
Graduation Year: Fall 2018
"Independently pursuing lines of inquiry, seeking to better understand various facets of an author’s work, challenging myself to learn more about another language—the skills I am practicing in conducting this research will definitely serve me well in the future."
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Major: Chemistry
Graduation Year: May 2020
"This was my first time stepping out of my comfort zone and exploring something new; it was extremely challenging but absolutely worth it."
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Major: Sociology
Graduation Year: Spring 2018
"I know how it feels to spend a long time on a piece only to have it torn to shreds by peers and professors. But even if that happens, take it in stride and incorporate that constructive feedback; you can only get better from there."
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Major: Biology
Graduation Year: Spring 2019
"Persistence pays off and a little bit of passion can go a long way."
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Major: Psychology
Graduation Year: Spring 2018
"No matter your major or track, by doing research you can develop the core values and skills UT wants to provide to its students as a research-oriented university."
Major: Audiology
Graduation Year: May 2019
"I would advise students who are interested in doing undergraduate research to start finding opportunities as soon as possible."
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Major: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: Spring 2017
“Being a part of the research setting allows students to think outside of the box, ask intriguing questions, and come up with solutions that are not easily discovered.”