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Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) Symposium

Save the Date (Feb 28) for the URS Symposium

28 February 2018

On February 28, 2018, LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research will hold its first ever Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium in the Memorial Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University. This Symposium will showcase undergraduate researchers in the LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) thesis program. The Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) thesis program provides undergraduates with a graduate student experience by allowing them to participate in research, produce a professional document, and communicate their findings as principal authors to the University's scholarly community.

The LAUNCH URS Symposium is free and open to the public.

Undergraduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to attend the LAUNCH URS Symposium to learn more about how to get involved in research at Texas A&M University.

URS Symposium 2018 Links and Downloads

Event Schedule

Both oral and poster presentations will be attended by faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students who have been invited to be active listeners and provide feedback on research projects and presentation skills. Undergraduate students in LAUNCH: Honors and LAUNCH: Learning Communities programs will visit presentations and will be assigned reflection activities to help them discover their own research interests and develop their communication skills. Volunteers for the LAUNCH URS Symposium will include the LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Ambassadors, Learning Communities’ Peer Mentors, and LAUNCH staff members.

A list of scheduled presentations and abstracts are available in the abstract book linked directly above.

Morning Sessions

  • Oral Presentations | 9:00-10:00 AM | MSC 2500-2503
  • Poster Presentations | 10:00-11:00 AM | MSC Bethancourt Ballroom (MSC 2300 A-B)
  • Oral Presentations | 10:15-11:15 AM | MSC 2500-2503

Afternoon Sessions

  • Oral Presentations | 1:00-2:00 PM | MSC 2500-2503
  • Oral Presentations | 2:15-3:15 PM | MSC 2500-2503
  • Poster Presentations | 3:00-4:00 PM | MSC Bethancourt Ballroom (MSC 2300 A-B)
  • Oral Presentations | 3:30-4:30 PM | MSC 2500-2503

For Undergraduates

Undergraduates currently participating in the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program are eligible to present. Visit the URS Resources page or reference program emails for registration details.

For Faculty

Faculty members interested in providing constructive and positive feedback to the scholars as they practice presenting their research in front of an audience are welcome to sign-up as an Active Listener. Please email ugr@tamu.edu for details.

For Graduate Students

Graduate students interested in guiding each oral presentation panel by facilitating the order and timing of presentations as well as transitions between presentations are welcome to sign-up as a Moderator. Please email ugr@tamu.edu for details.
Direct any questions about this event to LAUNCH: UGR at ugr@tamu.edu