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Spring 2021


By appointment

Are you interested in undergraduate research and other experiential learning opportunities, but wondering how you can get involved this spring? There are a number of virtual research and experiential learning opportunities available for CNS students. 

Set a 1:1 appointment with TIDES peer advisors for Director for Student Programs. More

At these session, you will learn more about the opportunities that are available and how to get involved. 


Come to the Spring 2021 Research Placement Mixer, a virtual event where you can speak with representatives from research groups who are seeking undergraduates to assist on projects.  Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students will be on hand via zoom to talk about openings in their groups and answer your questions.

Date: Tuesday January 12th and Wednesday January 13th (attend the day that works best with your schedule)
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Location: Virtual

RSVP HERE to receive the infomation and links you will need to connect with the event.  


It's not too late to study abroad this May and Summer! Attend this session where you will learn about the resources and programs available for CNS students for May and Summer 2021! Below are links to the programs that will be represented at the event. Speak with the education abroad advisors and the CNS faculty members who are leading these programs. 

Land Use issues in Costa Rica

Global Sustainability in Singapore

Evolution in Sevilla, Spain

Human Bio in Santander, Spain

Date: Wednesday Jan. 27
Virtual — add this event to your calendar HERE.

IFSA Life Sciences Career Accelerator program info session

Combine your study abroad experience in London with your desire for a meaningful, purpose-driven career. Whether you are headed for a career in science, research, medicine, or the private sector, you'll build a professional community and gain a deeper understanding of the skills necessary to thrive in a life science career. This affordable program concludes with an IFSA-exclusive professional competency certificate issued by The Leadership Edge, a leading talent development firm specializing in the life sciences.

At this session, you'll find out all about the program, and get all of your questions answered! 

IFSA Life Sciences Career Accelerator Program Information

Date: Tuesday, March 9th
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Virtual

RSVP HERE to receive the zoom link you will need to connect with the event.  


Interdisciplinary teams of 10-25 students work together on day-long science projects proposed by UT faculty. 
Dates: Saturdays February and March (dates tbd)


Interdisciplinary teams of 10-25 students work together on day-long projects where they identify, formulate and work toward solving real-world problems. 
Dates: Saturdays February and March (dates tbd)

Faculty Research Speaker Series 

Organized for CNS students, by CNS students. We pull back the curtain on what it means to be a scientists to help students understand how they can best fit into the research enterprise at UT and beyond! To sign up for the Speaker Series, please RSVP here; all Zoom links will be sent out by email. 

Dates: Tuesdays from 5 - 6 PM   

2/2: Dr. Rebecca Young of the Department of Integrative Biology                                                                       

2/16: Dr. Stephen Russell of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences        

3/2: Dr. Fatima Varner of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences                                   

3/16: Dr. Keith Hawkins of the Department of Astronomy                                                                                     

4/20: Dr. Laura Colgin of the Department of Neuroscience


Do you want to practice talking about your research project before you present your poster or oral presentation at the Forum? 

This session will give you an opportunity to practice your presentation skills and get feedback from your peers, all in a low-stress, informal environment. We'll have experts on hand to give you tips on presenting your work and talk about what to expect on the day of the event. 

Date and Times: Monday, April 5, 4-5pm
A recording of this session will be posted here and shared with all interested students immediately after it takes place. 


Every Spring, the college celebrates its student-scientists at this one-day event. More than 250 students present posters and give oral presentations describing their research. This year's event will be virtual! 
More Information

Date: Friday, April 1,6 2021
Time: 8am-5pm
Location: Virtual