Home > Undergraduate Research > Undergraduate Research Scholars

Undergraduate Research Scholars

The Undergraduate Research Scholars program seeks to provide eligible undergraduates with a graduate student experience by allowing them to participate in research and communicate their findings as principal authors to the University's scholarly community.

Students and faculty who participate in this program are provided with resources and support to help facilitate the successful completion of projects, presentations, and theses. After completion of the program, students are recognized with the stand-alone Undergraduate Research Scholars distinction and upon graduation, they are recognized as Undergraduate Research Scholars on their official transcripts, and receive the Undergraduate Research Scholars medallion as official graduation regalia.

This program plays an important role in ensuring the unified format of undergraduate theses published at Texas A&M University.

Undergraduates who participate in the Undergraduate Research Scholars program will ultimately…

  • Produce a written undergraduate thesis to be published in the Undergraduate Research Scholars Capstone Collection in the Texas A&M OAKTrust Repository at http://oaktrust.tamu.edu
  • Make a public presentation
  • Gain knowledge that didn’t come from a classroom
  • Improve their chances for acceptance into graduate or professional schools, fellowships, and grants
  • Gain a better understanding of graduate school
  • Network with students and faculty


Additional Benefits and Opportunities

Thesis Writing (UGST 405-900)
LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research offers an optional 1-credit hour Thesis Writing class (UGST 405) to all Undergraduate Research Scholars in the spring semester. Thesis Writing is taught by Dr. Sarah M Misemer, Associate Director for Undergraduate Research at LAUNCH. See an example Thesis Writing syllabus.
Honors Capstone Experience
Participating in the Undergraduate Research Scholars program qualifies as an Honors Capstone experience. Note: You do NOT have to be an honors student to participate in the Undergraduate Research Scholars program.

More Information

The application for the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Research Scholars program opens on June 1, 2017 and closes on September 18, 2017 at noon.