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The Program for Excellence & Equity in Research (PEER) is an initiative to increase the number of exceptional underrepresented students graduating with doctoral degrees in STEM disciplines at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. PEER seeks to advance a doctoral student’s competitiveness and interest in their chosen career field by offering professional development, ambitious research and dynamic mentoring opportunities.

 3rd Annual Cynthia B. Peterson Poster Competition

March 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Location:  The Foundry – On the Fair Site (747 World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, TN)


Upcoming Events for PEER Scholars

*Earth and Planetary Sciences Building (EPS Building)


Jan. 19 (All PEER)                 

  • Topic:  Plagiarism, Copyright & Avoiding Research Misconduct in the Publication
    • Location:  EPS Building 405
    • Facilitator: Rachel Caldwell, Communication Librarian, University Libraries


Jan. 26                                                      

  • 1st Year topic:  Study Strategies & Common Pitfalls    
    • Location: EPS Building 405                  
    • Facilitator: Cheryl Barksdale, Ph.D., Director of Leadership Development Programs, Haslam College of Business
  • 2nd Year topic:  CV/Resume Writing    
    • Location:  EPS Building 413
    • Facilitator: Jennifer Schweitzer, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor & Associate Head, EEB


Feb. 2                                   

  • 1st Year topic:  Designing and Delivering a Scientific Poster    
    • Location:  EPS Building 405                  
    • Facilitator: Tessa Burch-Smith, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor, BCMB
  • 2nd Year topic:  Social Media and How to Effectively Use It      
    • Location:  EPS Building 413
    • Facilitator: Jeremy Hughes, Digital Communication Manager, College of Arts & Sciences

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