Program Schedule


2020-2021 Undergraduate Research Scholars Program Schedule
Date Description Time/Deadline Location/RSVP
September 10 Research Compliance Drop-in Session (optional) 3:00-4:00 PM CST via Zoom
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September 14 Application Deadline (required) 11:59 AM CST Part 1 and 2 through LAUNCH Website
October 12 Virtual Orientation for College Station, Galveston, and Dental Hygiene Students (required) 8:45 PM-9:30 PM CST via Zoom
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October 15 Orientation Test Deadline for Qatar Students (required) 11:59 AM CST eCampus Community
October 14-19 Start-of-Semester Fall Small Group Virtual Meetings between Students and Assigned Thesis Reviewer (only one required) Dates vary, multiple sessions will be offered via Zoom
See individual emails for registration
October 23-November 10 Attend at least one resource session (many will be virtual) listed below (only one required):‚Äč
October 23: Research Compliance Session 3:00 PM-4:00 PM CST via Zoom
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October 26: Research and Data Management Session 10:00 AM-11:00 AM CST via Zoom
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November 6: POWER Writing Productivity Session 2:00 PM-4:00 PM CST via Zoom
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November 10: Citation Software Session  3:00 PM-4:00 PM CST via Zoom
Register to Attend
November 18-30
End-of-Semester Small Group Virtual Meetings between Students and Assigned Thesis Reviewer (only one required)
Dates vary, multiple sessions will be offered via Zoom
November 30 Fall Progress Report Deadline (required) 11:59 AM CST eCampus Community
January 11-21 Attend one Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop listed below (only one required):
  • January 11: Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop 
  • January 14: Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop
  • January 20: Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop
  • January 21: Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop
Time TBD Location TBD
January 22 Thesis Help Drop-in Session (optional) 2:00 PM-4:00 PM CST Location TBD
January 22 Writing Abstracts Workshop (optional) 4:00 PM-5:00 PM CST Location TBD
January 25 Installment 1 and Spring Progress Report 1 Deadlines (required) 11:59 AM CST eCampus Community
January 27 URS Symposium Registration Deadline (optional event, registration required if participating) 11:59 AM CST Online Form TBA
February 16 Presentation Skills Workshop (optional) 4:00 PM-5:00 PM CST Location TBD
February 23 Presentation Practice Session (optional) 3:00 PM-5:00 PM CST Location TBD
February 24 URS Symposium (optional) Time TBD Location TBD
February 26 Thesis Help Drop-in Session (optional) 3:00 PM-5:00 PM CST Location TBD
March 1 Installment 2 and Spring Progress Report 2 Deadlines (required) 11:59 AM CST eCampus Community
April 8 Thesis Help Drop-in Session (optional) 3:00 PM-5:00 PM CST Location TBD
April 9 Thesis Help Drop-in Session (optional) 3:00 PM-5:00 PM CST Location TBD
April 12 Final Thesis Deadline (required) 11:59 AM CST eCampus Community
April 12 Public Presentation Report Deadline for College Station, Qatar, and Dental Hygiene Students (required) 11:59 AM CST eCampus Community
April 23 Presentation Report Deadline for Galveston Students (required) 11:59 AM CST eCampus Community

Note: Events after the application deadline are open to students accepted into the URS thesis program.
Note: All spring semester events/meetings may be virtual, depending on COVID-19 developments.