Undergraduate Research Expo

Wednesday, October 3, 2018


2018 Undergraduate Research Expo Full Day of Events on 10/3/2018

The Undergraduate Research Expo highlights and celebrates undergraduate research experiences at Texas A&M University.

UNDERGRADS: Come for workshops, see how to get involved, and network with faculty and graduate students.

FACULTY, GRADS, & ADMIN: Find innovative ways to recruit students and incorporate high-impact practices in your research models.

Morning Round Tables

Undergraduate Research at an R1: What Defines Student and Faculty Success at Texas A&M?

9:00-10:00 AM | MSC 2300 B
This round table will provide students, faculty, and administrators the opportunity to hear perspectives on the role of undergraduate research as a high-impact practice at a research-intensive university.

Discussion topics include:

  • Undergraduate research as a high-impact practice
  • Best practices for balancing research and teaching
  • Strategies for closing the achievement gap (retention, student success, unique populations, assessment)
  • Texas A&M Vision 2030 priorities, diversity, and future directions

Experiences in Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

10:15-11:15 AM | MSC 2300 D
This round table will provide students, faculty, and administrators the opportunity to hear perspectives on the best practices in mentoring undergraduate researchers at Texas A&M.

Discussion topics include:

  • Fostering independence in undergraduate researchers
  • Responsibilities of graduate student mentors
  • Strategies for dealing with problems or issues
  • Establishing positive working relationships

Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Getting Started in Research Workshops

1:00-1:30 PM and 2:00-2:30 PM | MSC 2300 B
Identical Sessions. 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!

Aggie Research Program Informational Sessions

1:00-1:30 PM and 2:00-2:30 PM | MSC 2300 E
Identical sessions. Aggie Research Scholars perform research in teams led by an experienced graduate student or postdoctoral fellow. At this informational, students will learn how to review current ARP projects to find opportunities that align with your interests, professional goals, and availability.

Research Opportunities Informational Sessions

1:30-2:00 PM and 2:30-3:00 PM | MSC 2300 D
Identical Sessions. 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.

List of speakers to be announced in September 2018.

Afternoon Main Events

Research Opportunities and Resource Fair

1:00-3:00 PM | MSC 2300 C
Colleges, departments, and other units are welcome to request a resource table 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. Request a table by submitting the UGR Expo Resource Table Request Form before 20 September 2018 at noon. 

Aggie Research Scholars Poster Presentations

1:00-3:00 PM | MSC 2300 A
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.

Learn more about Aggie Research Scholars.

Evening Events

Research Networking Panel

3:15-4:15 PM | MSC 2300 B
This speed panel will feature up to 40 faculty with research opportunities and/or resources for undergraduates. We hope to help students get engaged in high-impact learning and connect them with research opportunities from a variety of disciplines across campus.

Research Networking Social

4:15-5:15 PM | MSC 2300 Lobby
The Research Networking Panel will be followed by a Research Networking Social. Faculty members and students are encouraged to stay after the Networking Panel to connect and network with students, other faculty, and staff over light refreshments.