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URaCE Interview session: Insights from Sara Bey on undergraduate research in physics

1. What is your name? Sara Bey 2. What is your major? Physics 3. Why did you decide to participate in Undergraduate Research? In the spring semester of my freshman year, I got to know one of the seniors in the department well and she became a great mentor to me. Due to the math pre-requirements for physics classes, majors in this department don’t touch a physics class until

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UTC senior art majors will present their original research at the SECAC 2019 Conference

This October, three undergraduate seniors from UTC’s Department of Art – Arden Craft, Alyson McGowan, and Hannah Wimberly Lowe – will present their original research at the SECAC 2019 Conference. SECAC is the country’s second largest national non-profit organization devoted to education and research in the visual arts, with individual and institutional membership of a global scope. Hosted by the UTC Department of Art, the 2019 Conference in Chattanooga

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UTC students to present research at the national SECAC Art conference in Chattanooga in October

We’re excited for UTC students Arden Craft, Hannah L. Winberly Lowe, and Alyson McGowan (pictured), who are presenting their research at the national SECAC Art conference in Chattanooga from October 16-19 (, with support from Art History Professors Olivia Wolf and Stephen Mandravelis. UTC Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor is supporting #secac2019 conference registration for these students! Chattanooga – SECAC SECAC 2019 – Chattanooga, Tennessee. Conference Dates: October 16 – 19, 2019 Venue: The

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UTC students first to attend World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR)

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga undergraduates Braley Gentry and Thomas Wiegand recently attended the World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR) at Carl Von Ossietzky Universitat Oldenburg in Oldenburg, Germany. Dr. Jennifer Boyd, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science attended the event with them as their faculty advisor. The event was attended by about 300 students representing more than 30 countries. Gentry and Wiegand presented

UTC Business Major Joshua Lawson Wins Prize at the Academy of Economics and Finance Conference

Joshua won first place for his paper titled “Speculation and Wheat” at the Academy of Economics and Finance Conference Undergraduate Research Competition held in Tampa, FL, Feb 6-8, 2019. Joshua’s Research Journey I became interested in Econometrics last summer after beginning my search for graduate programs. During my search, I noticed that nearly every school recommended or required exposure to econometrics at the undergraduate level. I then enrolled in

UTC Undergraduate Researchers present at Posters at the Capitol 

On Tuesday February 26, six UTC undergraduate researchers traveled to Nashville to participate in the annual Posters at the Tennessee State Capitol event. The annual event provides an opportunity for students to share research findings with legislators, and communicate the transformational power of undergraduate research activities. Congratulations to the 2019 presenters! List of presenters: Sara Bey (Physics), “Experimental Studies of Transport Properties of Novel Amorphous Fe-Dy-O Thin Films” Mentor:

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Olivia George awarded fellowship for graduate research from NSF

Olivia George has been awarded a fellowship for graduate Research from National Science Foundation (NSF). She will be graduating in May with a degree in chemical engineering, and has been accepted into a PhD program in materials science at Georgia Tech. This fellowship will provide funding to Ms. George for the first 3 years of her PhD program. In 2018, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF

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