Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium

LAUNCH Virtual Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium - February 24 thru March 3, 2021

February 24-March 3, 2021


Starting on February 24, 2021, LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research will hold its fourth annual LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium, and this year it will be virtual! The Symposium showcases undergraduate researchers in the LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) thesis program.

The 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. The URS Symposium also fulfills the URS thesis program requirement for students to do a public presentation and offers them a chance to receive constructive feedback on their research projects and presentation skills.

Faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students have been invited to be active listeners and provide written feedback on research projects and presentation skills. Undergraduate students in LAUNCH: Honors and LAUNCH: Learning Communities programs will also access presentations and be assigned reflection activities to help them discover their own research interests and develop their communication skills. 

Undergraduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to attend the 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!

Visit the URS Symposium Google Site for more information, including:

  • Event Details and Updates
  • Registration for Presenters and Active Listeners
  • NEW Curated Collection of Presentation Resources, Templates, and Tips

How do I access presentations?

The 2020-2021 URS Symposium will feature a virtual platform for presentations by undergraduate researchers in a variety of disciplines. Presentations will be available to the Texas A&M campus community via the ForagerOne Symposium platform from February 24-March 3, 2021. Attendees must login using a Texas A&M email address. 

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The Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium is proudly supported by LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research, Undergraduate Studies, and The Association of Former Students.

Contact LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research with inquiries about the event.