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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is hosting its first annual Baker Scholars research presentation. The undergraduate scholars will display and discuss their research projects and other initiatives, which are mentored by UT faculty and staff.

The event is being held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 in the Toyota Auditorium inside the Howard H. Baker Cente Center for Public Policy

Since its inception in 2004, the Baker Scholars program has consistently attracted UT’s most academically gifted, politically curious students by offering a unique and meaningful opportunity to engage in public policy and research. The undergraduate students will present and discuss topics on a range of public policies in a variety of countries.

The event is part of Research Week, which spotlights the significance of undergraduate accomplishments. Undergraduate research opportunities are crucial in attracting the brightest students and continuing UT on its path towards becoming a Top 25 public research institution.

Included in the week is a visit from Diana Elder Anderson of the National Science Foundation to discuss the agency’s research experiences for undergraduates.

The week culminates with the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURÄ“CA) in which undergraduate students present original research poster displays that are judged by a panel of UT faculty.

For a complete schedule of activities related to Research Week, visit