Undergraduate Research Expo

Undergraduate Research Expo on October 2, 2019

October 2, 2019


Full schedule to be announced.

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 Texas A&M: Where Are We Now & Where Are We Going?

9:00-10:00 AM | MSC 2300 B
This round table will address the state of undergraduate research at Texas A&M University

Discussion topics include:

  • Research credit enrollment
  • Diversity, access, and inclusion initiatives
  • Trends in research funding
  • Upcoming High Impact Practices in the States Conference
  • Assessment of lifelong learning, undergraduate research, and employability skills

Experiences in Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

10:15-11:15 AM | MSC 2300 D
This round table will provide graduate 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

Undergraduate Research and Preparing for Law School: A Discussion with the TAMU School of Law

10:15-11:15 AM | MSC 2300 E
This round table will introduce students to LAUNCH: UGR-TAMU School of Law undergraduate research collaborations.

Discussion topics include:

  • Strategies for a successful transition from an undergraduate degree to law school acceptance
  • How to incorporate undergraduate research into your career to strengthen your law school application
  • What to expect during the application process and beyond
Administrators, faculty, and current law school student Ambassadors will be on hand to discuss and answer questions.

Building Your REU/SURE Program in Qualtrics

10:15-11:15 AM | MSC 2300 B
Faculty and staff are invited to attend a demonstration and workshop for a new method of accepting student applications through Qualtrics for REU/SURE programs. This application is free and available if your college or department subscribes to Qualtrics. Perks of using this Qualtrics application template for your REU/SURE programs:

  • Allows for targeted recruiting of underrepresented minority and first generation students
  • Allows for direct customization and management of applications and communication
  • Allows for surveys and assessment

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: Freshmen and Sophomores Needed

Aggie Research Program

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.

Getting Off Campus: Research Opportunities

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.

Afternoon Main Events

Research Opportunities and Resource Fair

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

Register for the Resource Fair

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 noon on September 18, 2019. 


Aggie Research Scholars Poster Presentations

1:00-3:00 PM | MSC 2300 C
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. Download the 2018 Abstract Book.

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.

The Undergraduate Research Expo is proudly supported by LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research, the Aggie Research Program, Undergraduate Studies, and The Association of Former Students.

Contact LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research with inquiries about the event.