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Workshops and Informationals

LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research provides a variety of informationals, workshops, and programs to undergraduate and graduate students alike. In addition to the presentations described below we can provide speakers through our Undergraduate Research Ambassadors program for interested student organizations or university events. If you would like to arrange for a speaker for your group or event on any of the topics below please contact us at ugr@tamu.edu.

Stay up-to-date with LAUNCH: Undergraduate Reseaerch events by visiting our calendar at http://calendar.tamu.edu/ugr/#view/day.

For All Undergraduate Students

Getting Started in Research Workshop
In this workshop students will be introduced to the opportunities and benefits of being involved in undergraduate research. The workshop will cover expectations, strategies for finding faculty mentors, and resources available at A&M. Current undergraduate research students will describe their experiences and provide advice on the most effective strategies for getting started. Register at http://ers.tamu.edu.
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Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) Informational Sessions
This presentation introduces the Undergraduate Research Scholars program to students and includes the requirements to join and complete the program, suggestions for ensuring success, and examples of previous Scholars’ theses. Students who have completed the program will provide their perspectives of the time commitment and benefits. Presented twice each semester. Register at http://ers.tamu.edu.
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For Graduate Students

Mentoring Undergraduates Researchers: A Workshop for Graduate Students.
A panel of graduate student mentors will talk about their experiences and work with participants to help develop strategies for transforming a novice into a productive undergraduate researcher. Topics include successful work and meeting schedules, keeping students motivated, responsibilities of graduate student mentors, passing on research ethics and conventions of the discipline, and strategies for dealing with common problems. Register at http://ers.tamu.edu.

Presentations of Interest by Other Programs on Campus

Several offices on campus provide presentations, workshops, or resources that are useful for undergraduate research. These include:

The University Writing Center
Writing Abstracts
Clear & Concise Writing
Research Posters
Scientific Writing

The University Library
Citing Sources
RefWorks and Endnote bibliographic software
Undergraduate Student Resources
Databases and Search Engines

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