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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.


Upcoming Events for PEER Scholars

Click here to view the Fall 2018 schedule.

Thursday, November 8th

  • Three Minute Thesis Presentations
    • 204 Mossman Building, 3:40 pm – 4:55 pm
    • Presenters:
      • Morganne Igoe – Mathematics
      • Sa’Nealdra Wiggins – Nutrition
      • Claire Winfrey – Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    • Mentors:  Jennifer Morrell-Falvey, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
      Suzanne Lenhart, Department of Mathematics

Thursday, November 15th

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory Tour
    • 8:15 am-1:45 pm
    • Facilitator:  Jennifer Morrell-Falvey, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
      Sekeenia Haynes, PEER
      Erica Echols, PEER

Thursday, November 22nd

  • No class – Holiday

Thursday, November 29th

  • End of Year Assessment
    • 204 Mossman Building, 3:40 pm – 4:55 pm
    • Facilitators:  Sekeenia Haynes, PEER
      Gladys Alexandre, PEER

Tuesday, November 4th

  • Classes End

Thursday, December 21

  • Fall Semester Progress Reports Due