Academy of Undergraduate Researchers Across Texas



What is AURA Texas?

The Academy of Undergraduate Research Across Texas is a partnership among the offices of undergraduate research at Texas A&M and the University of Texas at Austin and their offices of Government Relations that fosters a community of elite student researchers at the two flagship universities.  This collaboration provides opportunities for:

Visibility/Advocacy

Community

Professionalization 

Texas A&M University Members
Cora Drozd Philosophy
Claye Epperson History
Anthony Gacasan Biomedical Sciences
Jay Garza Biomedical Engineering
Dillon Jones Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Karissa Yamaguchi Biochemistry and Genetics
Oscar Gonzalez Chemistry
Ryan Randle English and History
Morgan Chapman Microbiology and Genetics
Jasmine Derry Visualization
University of Texas at Austin Members
Christopher Apgar Neuroscience
Stephanie Jeanneret Psychology
Joy Youwakim Economics
Thomas Dougherty Mechanical Engineering
Tess Johnson Speech-Language Pathology
Erin Choi Biochemistry
Justin Mirazee Biochemistry
Kelsey Mumford Nursing and Biology
Zoe De Beurs Physics and Astronomy
Becky Phung Textiles and Apparel

AURA Texas Featured Events

  • LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium
  • UT Longhorn Research Poster Session
  • Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

Members of AURA Texas standing with their research posters at the 2018 URS Symposium

2018 URS Symposium

Members of AURA Texas standing with their research posters at the 2018 URS Symposium

Members of AURA Texas at the 2019 Longhorn Research Poster Session

2019 Longhorn Research Poster Session

Members of AURA Texas at the 2019 Longhorn Research Poster Session

Members of AURA Texas attending a professional seminar at UT

2018 Professional Seminar at UT

Members of AURA Texas attending a professional seminar at UT

Members of AURA Texas attending a professional seminar at TAMU

2018 Professional Seminar at TAMU

Members of AURA Texas attending a professional seminar at TAMU

Members of AURA Texas at the 2019 Longhorn Research Poster Session

2019 Reception at TAMU

Members of AURA Texas visited state officials during the 2019 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Here they meet and mingle with other students and professors.

Members of AURA Texas visited state officials during the 2019 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Here they pose with rep XXXXX at the capitol building.

2019 UGR Day at the Capitol

Members of AURA Texas visited state officials during the 2019 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Here they pose with Rep Chris Turner at the capitol building.

Members of AURA Texas at the 2019 Longhorn Research Poster Session

Erin Choi and Karissa Yamaguchi with Rep Jared Patterson

Members of AURA Texas visited state officials during the 2019 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Here they pose with Rep Jared Patterson at the capitol building.

Anthony Gacasan, along with other members of AURA Texas, visited state officials during the 2019 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Anthony gives a Gig’Em in front of rep James Talarico’s office.

Anthony Gacasan ’19 at UGR Day at the Capitol

Anthony Gacasan, along with other members of AURA Texas, visited state officials during the 2019 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Anthony gives a Gig’Em in front of rep James Talarico’s office.

Members of AURA Texas stand with faculty and staff at the reception for the 2018 Longhorn Research Poster Session

2018 Reception at UT

Members of AURA Texas stand with faculty and staff at the reception for the 2018 Longhorn Research Poster Session