On April 7th, UTC will hold its third annual Research Day Celebration from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the UTC University Center. Faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students will be presenting research from a variety of topics including childhood autism, college athletics, adolescent behavior, and nursing education. This event is free and open to everyone.

The celebration will include a poster presentation from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UTC University Center Gallery. Light refreshments will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with oral presentations beginning at 1:00 p.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. in the UTC University Center Chattanooga Room.

“For the students, Research Day gives them a venue as budding scientists and scholars to show their work. This is the beginning of a career experience,” Dr. Greg Heath, UTC Guerry Professor of Health and Human Performance and Assistant Provost for Research and Engagement, said. “For faculty, it’s an opportunity to demonstrate to the university their research collaborations and scholarly work.”

“Research Day also showcases the collaborative research between our faculty and undergraduate and graduate students. It shows that wonderful mentors our faculty are,” Meredith Perry, Director of the UTC Office of Sponsored Programs and Partnerships, said.

“We are Chattanooga’s university,” Heath said. “We are a resource for the community. There’s scholarly activity literally hundreds of yards away from where major commerce is conducted. It’s a way of getting to know your university.”

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