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About Undergraduate Research

"An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline."

                                                                                                  - The Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Why Do Undergraduate Research?

Undergraduate research embodies the high-impact practices of the university's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Aggies Commit to Learning for a Lifetime.

How To Get Started

  • Discover your passions
  • Attend LAUNCH: UGR workshops, Expo, or poster sessions
  • Talk to an Undergraduate Research Ambassador
  • Talk to friends, classmates, and TAs
  • Meet current researchers in person
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Look at research inside and outside of your field
  • Follow LAUNCH: UGR social media for updates
  • Visit departmental websites and seminars
  • Reach out to student organizations
  • Check out the LAUNCH: UGR Research Opportunities Database

Ways To Do Undergraduate Research

  • Research course credit (291 or 491 courses)
  • Research methods and inquiry-based classes
  • Student worker positions
  • Study abroad and field courses
  • Summer undergraduate research experiences
  • Internships
  • Join a research lab, team, or institute
  • Design a unique project under faculty mentorship

LAUNCH: UGR Flagship Programs
for Undergraduate Researchers

Undergraduate Research Scholars (thesis)

Write and present an undergraduate thesis under faculty guidance as a team or an individual.

Explorations: the Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal

Serve as a leader on the editorial board or design team. Publish undergraduate research in a refereed venue.

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

Lead, network, inspire, and interact with future undergraduate researchers, their faculty mentors, donors, and alumni.

Get Involved with LAUNCH: UGR
  • Undergraduate Research Expo
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session
  • Getting Started in Research workshops
  • Undergraduate Research Scholars Informational Sessions
  • Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers: A Workshop for Graduate Students