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Undergraduate Research Expo

4 October 2017

The LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Expo is bigger and better this year with all-day events highlighting and celebrating undergraduate research experiences at Texas A&M! Undergraduate research is open to all undergraduate students at Texas A&M, so come for workshops, see how to get involved, and network with faculty and graduate students. Faculty and administrators will find innovative ways to recruit students and incorporate high-impact practices in their research models. We hope everyone will join us for a networking panel and social to learn about more opportunities on campus.

UGR Expo 2017 Downloads

Morning Panels

Research Cultures and Mentoring Models

9:00-10:00 AM | MSC 2500

This panel will give graduate students, faculty, and administrators the opportunity to hear perspectives from various research groups at Texas A&M and will offer different approaches to mentoring undergraduates in research environments. Discussion topics include: how research culture affects mentorship models, team-based mentorship programs, and discipline-specific strategies for effective communication and conflict resolution.

Successful Integration of Undergraduates into Your Research Community

10:00-11:00 AM | MSC 2501

This panel will provide graduate students, faculty, and administrators with practical strategies for effectively incorporating and utilizing undergraduates in a research environment. You will discuss how successful integration of undergraduates can do the following: create new knowledge, progress your own research, and increase collaboration in your research environment.

Afternoon Events

Research Opportunities and Resource Fair

1:00-3:00 PM | MSC Bethancourt Ballroom (MSC 2300 C)

Colleges, departments, and other units will be hosting resource tables at the Undergraduate Research Expo to recruit students into undergraduate research programs and educate students about the many available opportunities. Faculty seeking undergraduates to work in their research programs are strongly encouraged to exhibit at the Expo and are welcome to bring posters, research displays, and handouts.This resource fair will allow undergraduates to browse and discuss available research opportunities. Check out the list of attendees on our map.

Aggie Research Scholars Poster Presentations

1:00-3:00 PM | MSC Bethancourt Ballroom (MSC 2300 E)

The Research-Intensive Community model was developed at Texas A&M to bring together faculty with active research programs, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows seeking leadership experience, and undergraduates seeking research opportunities. Unlike traditional 1-on-1 research apprenticeship, research is performed in multilevel teams. Come listen to poster presentations and learn more about the Aggie Research Scholars Program! Check out the abstract titles on our map.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

LAUNCH: UGR Getting Started in Research Workshops

1:00-1:30 PM and 2:00-2:30 PM (identical sessions) | MSC 2500

For any undergraduate interested in research, this workshop will provide an overview of research at Texas A&M, information on how to get started, and advice from current undergraduate researchers!

Want to participate in undergraduate research but don’t know where to begin? This workshop will teach you about strategies for finding a faculty mentor, expectations for student researchers, and the various ways you can get involved with undergraduate research. No matter what your major is, you can find paid and unpaid research opportunities at all times of the year, both on-campus and abroad.

Team vs. Individual Research Environments

1:00-1:30 PM and 2:00-2:30 PM (identical sessions) | MSC 2501

Graduate mentors and undergraduate researchers in the Aggie Research Scholars Program will be discussing the benefits and challenges of team and individual research environments.

Research Opportunities Informational

1:30-2:00 PM and 2:30-3:00 PM (identical sessions) | MSC 2502

Staff from various departments and programs will provide resources for finding research positions at Texas A&M as well as give an overview of available research opportunities.

Evening Events

Student & Faculty Research Networking Panel

3:00-4:00 PM | MSC Bethancourt Ballroom (MSC 2300 D)

This speed networking panel will feature 40 faculty members from all academic disciplines with currently available or future research opportunities for undergraduates.

Student & Faculty Research Networking Social

4:00-5:00 PM | University Club (11th Floor of Rudder Tower)

Come enjoy light refreshments and discuss research opportunities with faculty and student researchers!