On February 26, 2020, LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research will hold its third annual Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium in the Memorial Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. This Symposium will showcase undergraduate researchers in the LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) thesis program. The Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) thesis program provides undergraduates with a graduate student experience by allowing them to participate in research, produce a professional document, and communicate their findings as principal authors to the University's scholarly community.
Undergraduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to attend the LAUNCH URS Symposium to learn more about how to get involved in research at Texas A&M University.
Check out highlights on TAMU Today from the first URS Symposium in 2017-2018!
The LAUNCH URS Symposium is free and open to the public.
The LAUNCH URS Symposium also fulfills the URS thesis program requirement for students to do a public presentation and also offers them a chance to receive constructive feedback on their research projects and presentation skills. The LAUNCH URS Symposium features both poster and oral presentations by undergraduate researchers in a variety of disciplines.
Both oral and poster presentations will be attended by faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students who have been invited to be active listeners and provide feedback on research projects and presentation skills. Undergraduate students in LAUNCH: Honors and LAUNCH: Learning Communities programs will visit presentations and will be assigned reflection activities to help them discover their own research interests and develop their communication skills. Volunteers for the LAUNCH URS Symposium will include the LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Ambassadors, Learning Communities’ Peer Mentors, and LAUNCH staff members.