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How to Apply

The application for the 2018-19 class of Undergraduate Research Ambassadors opens in spring 2018.

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

Students 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 profressional development experiences as a result of their involvement.

LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research seeks Ambassadors that will represent diverse academic disciplines across campus, including science, engineering, arts, humanities, business, and social sciences.


To be eligible for this program, students must:
  • Have at least one semester of faculty-mentored undergraduate research experience
  • Have at least 60 credit hours (24 hours at TAMU)
  • 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


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