Though research is often thought of as something for faculty or graduate students, participating in a research project as an undergraduate gives students a better understanding of their field and the opportunity to develop relationships with faculty.
From April 14–28, The University of Tampa will celebrate undergraduate research with a series of events:
- Friday, April 14: Sykes College of Business Student Research Day. Students from the Sykes College of Business will present their current or recently completed research projects in a poster format. Poster presentations will be held in the Cass Gym from 2–4 p.m.
- Thursday, April 20, and Friday, April 21: Honors Undergraduate Research Fellows presentations. The Honors Program Undergraduate Research Fellows will be officially recognized and give oral presentations of their findings. Presentations begin at 1 p.m. on April 20 and at 4 p.m. April 21 in Reeves Theater.
- Wednesday, April 26: College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education Undergraduate Research Conference. CSSME students will present original, empirical research within an area of the disciplines represented in the college. The event will be held in Plant Hall, Fletcher Lounge from 4–6 p.m.
- Friday, April 28: College of Natural and Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium. CNHS students will present their current or recently completed research projects in a poster format. The keynote presentation, “Virus Hunting in the Age of Metagenomics: Exploring Active Infections, Environmental Reservoirs and Transmission Mechanisms” by Mya Breitbart, associate professor in the University of South Florida College of Marine Science, will be held on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center from 2–3 p.m., followed by poster presentations from 3–5 p.m.
In addition, on Saturday, April 22, the University will host its annual Human Rights Conference. Organized by UT’s Human Rights Think Tank, the conference is dedicated to the understanding, analysis and promotion of the global human rights movement. Presentations will be made by students, professors and human rights activists. The keynote speakers are Amy Benson and Scott Squire, co-directors of the documentary Drawing the Tiger. The conference will be held on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, go to www.ut.edu/urc.