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2017 Summer Activities

Many activities are scheduled during the summer to supplement the REU, USRG and other summer undergraduate research programs on-campus. Check out the activities from Summer 2017 below to see if you might be interested. Please check back regularly for the most updated information.

Check out our Summer 2017 Welcome Guide for local resources, restaurants, and attractions!

Feel free to contact Undergraduate Research staff at ugr@tamu.edu with any questions regarding these events.

LAUNCH Professional Development Seminar
General Laboratory Safety Training
Summer Undergraduate Research Programs Welcome BBQ
Radiological Safety Training
Campus Facility Tours
Early Graduate Admissions for Summer Undergraduate Research Students
Summer 2017 Undergraduate Research Poster Session


LAUNCH Professional Development Seminar

LAUNCH holds a half-day seminar with three different speakers to introduce important information for the various undergraduate research programs offered on-campus during the summer. Registration is required to attend. All lectures are held in Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building Auditorium.

Wednesday, May 31
8:00 am-12:00 pm
Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB) Auditorium
Register here
Download the schedule.

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General Laboratory Safety Training
Talk to the Director of your program to see if safety training is required. Presented by Environmental Health and Safety.

Wednesday, May 31
1:30-3:30 pm
Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB) Auditorium
Register here.
Check in starts at 1:00 pm. Valid UIN will be required.


Summer Undergraduate Research Programs Welcome BBQ
Join us in welcoming students in REU and other summer undergraduate research programs at our Welcome BBQ! Students, Directors, Coordinators and Mentors are all invited to attend.

Wednesday, May 31
4:00-6:00 pm
Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB) Lobby
RSVP here before May 31.


Radiological Safety Training
Radiation Safety training consists of two parts: (1) General Radiation Safety training delivered by Radiation Safety Staff (RSS) and, (2) Laboratory (Work Area) Specific training delivered by the Radioactive Material Permit Holder or his designee. General Radiation Safety training is an overview of Texas A&M University’s (TAMU) radiation safety program.  It is primarily intended for those persons who will handle unsealed radioactive materials in a laboratory setting. Laboratory Specific training addresses the procedures, hazards, precautions, etc for the work environment. This training is presented by Environmental Health and Safety.

Friday, June 2
8:00 am-12:00 pm
Alvin R. Luedecke Building, Room 228 (Bldg 0434 - Cyclotron Institute)
Register here.
Check-in starts at 7:45 am. Valid UIN will be required.

 

Campus Facility Tours

Behind-the-Scenes: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Friday, June 16 at 3:00 PM

Register here.

Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel
Friday, July 7 at 3:30 PM

Register here.

Behind-the-Scenes: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Friday, July 14 at 3:00 PM

Register here.

Cyclotron Institute
Friday, July 21 at 3:00 PM

Register here.

Cyclotron Institute
Friday, July 21 at 4:00 PM

Register here.

See schedule and details here.
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Early Graduate Admissions for Summer Undergraduate Research Students
Early Graduate Admissions is a program open only to summer undergraduate research students who are participating in a structured research group (REU, USRG, etc.) and are graduating in May of 2018. Students who apply early will know if they have been admitted to the University in September of 2017. An early decision enables students to focus their efforts on applying for funding in their senior year, rather than applying to graduate programs, allowing students to take full advantage of funding opportunities. The application includes the submission of an official transcript, two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose and a resume. The deadline to submit is 5:00 pm on Friday, July 21, 2017. More information and application insutrctions can be found on the OGAPS website and in this downloadable brochure.

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Summer 2017 Undergraduate Research Poster Session
LAUNCH will host the Summer 2017 Undergraduate Research Poster Session on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 as an opportunity for summer undergraduate researchers to publicly present their summer research to a broad audience. Registration with an abstract is required (details below). Students will be placed in one of two sessions based on the topic of study.

Session 1
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

10:00 am-12:00 pm
Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB) Lobby

Session 2
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB) Lobby

For complete registration information and participant guidelines, visit the Undergraduate Research Summer Poster Session page.

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