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Important Information for Current Undergrads

Thank you for choosing EEB as your biology concentration!  Our department wants to help you gain individual research experience and to encourage you to participate in departmental activities as much as possible. We provide many resources to help you succeed as an EEB major including:

  1. You can receive credit for attending weekly EEB seminars (EEB 490).
  2. With instructor permission, you can receive credit for attending lab meetings and discussion groups (EEB 504 and above).
  3. EEB has a Grads Mentoring Undergrads Program, which allows you to meet with graduate students who share your interests in order to learn more about EEB careers and research opportunities.  Click here to apply (Google Form), or email for more information.
  4. Natural History Teaching Collection Curation allows undergraduates to acquire a general background of natural history museum work including specimen preparation, ethics, protocols, and database construction. Please contact Dr. Arpi Nyari with any questions.
  5. The Naturalist Club is a social group that coordinates camping and hiking trips, discusses interests in nature, and helps researchers with data collection.  You can follow the group on Twitter (@utknaturalists).  For more information, please contact club president Heiler Meek at
  6. There is an EEB Honors Option, which requires students to complete their own independent research project.
  7. There is an EEB Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium held in April, and all EEB majors or undergraduates working in EEB labs are invited to present a poster illustrating independent research, an intensive class project, or their work as an assistant.

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