Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Application


Application will open on 1/13/2020 at 12:00 AM.

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors work to inspire broader engagement in undergraduate research by educating and serving the Texas A&M University community.


Application Details

The Undergraduate Research Ambassador program is a one-year commitment with the option to be reconsidered for further participation in the program. This leadership opportunity carries with it additional privileges that include honors credit and priority registration if students meet all participation requirements.

Students in the Undergraduate Research Ambassador program will gain knowledge in networking, public speaking, leadership opportunities, and will have increased competitiveness on graduate and professional school applications. Ambassadors often receive additional grant opportunities and other professional development experiences as a result of their involvement.

To be eligible for this program, students must:

  • Have at least one semester of faculty-mentored undergraduate research experience
  • Have and maintain a GPR of 3.0 or higher
  • Possess outstanding oral communication skills
  • Be able to enthusiastically describe your undergraduate research to a general audience
  • Be willing to serve as a source of information on how to get involved in undergraduate research
  • Provide a letter of support from a Texas A&M faculty mentor, due by noon on March 5, 2020.

Successful applicants will be expected to:

  • Participate in an all-day orientation and training in August
  • Attend Ambassador meetings
  • Participate in at least 10 hours of activities per semester, including:
    • LAUNCH-sponsored events
    • Workshops
    • Student consultations
    • Presentations to classes, student organizations, prospective students, parents, and administrators
  • Review, interview, and train the incoming class of Ambassadors

Application Components

  • Student Information (UIN, Name, College, Major, GPR, Expected Graduation Date, Contact Information)
  • How many semesters have you participated in undergraduate research? (choose from list)
  • Short Answer Questions (500 words max)
    • Describe your undergraduate research experience.
    • What have you gained by participating in undergraduate research?
    • Why would your project be important to a general audience? How would you communicate its importance to a general audience?
  • Faculty Mentor Information, including acknowledgement that your application will not be considered without a letter of recommendation by your listed faculty mentor. 
    • Applicants should request letters of recommendation from faculty advisors well in advance to ensure that they are received by LAUNCH: UGR by the application deadline.
    • Faculty mentors must send letters as PDFs to ugr@tamu.edu by noon on March 5, 2020
  • Current resume uploaded as a PDF. File name: lastname_firstname.pdf
  • Please read the updated university policies regarding participation in extracurricular activities (4.5.5 and 4.5.6).
All application components are due by noon on March 5, 2020.