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KNOXVILLE — A publication by undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is breaking new ground.

Pursuit LogoThe journal, entitled Pursuit: The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee, is the first publication of only undergraduate research at UT Knoxville, and one of a small number in the national university community.

Print copies of the journal will be available during the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) on March 24 and 25 inside the University Center. The online version will be available at http://trace.tennessee.edu/. Copies also can be found in the Office of Research and the Chancellor’s Honors Program after March 25.

The journal aims to display UT Knoxville’s commitment to its undergraduates and provide a window for the world to see the work undergraduates are doing. The journal’s editor-in-chief, Todd Skelton, said Pursuit will only further UT Knoxville’s goal of becoming a premier research institution.

“It is exciting that UT Knoxville has developed partnerships, like with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, that allow undergraduates to have amazing research experiences,” said Skelton, a senior at UT Knoxville. “My hope is that more undergraduates will engage in research. I think many students do not realize research is not just something to fulfill a senior project requirement and that research opportunities are open to everyone, not just science and engineering students.”

The journal is the product of an undergraduate editorial board supported by the UT Office of Research and the Chancellor’s Honors Program. It will be published every spring and fall.

Submissions for the fall 2010 issue will be accepted from April 1 through May 31. Pursuit accepts advanced, original, research-based submissions from undergraduate students in all academic colleges at UT Knoxville. Graduates may submit their work within one year of their graduation date.

The journal’s launch coincides with the conclusion of the university’s first-ever Research Week, which spotlights undergraduate researchers, scholars, artists and performers with EURēCA, as well as a concert, an honors symposium, an art competition and a student paper competition.

You can find more information on Research Week events here.

C O N T A C T :

Whitney Holmes (865-974-5460, wholmes7@utk.edu)