Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium

LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium

February 22, 2023

On February 22, 2023, LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research will hold its sixth annual LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium in the Memorial Student Center (MSC) at Texas A&M University. 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, and post-docs are 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 are also invited to visit presentations and will 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 participate in the URS Symposium to learn more about how to get involved in research at Texas A&M University. The event is free and open to the public. Check out highlights on TAMU Today from the first URS Symposium in 2017-2018!

Sessions span from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:

  • Session 1: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
  • Session 2: 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
  • Session 3: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Session 4: 2:15 PM-3:15 PM
  • Session 5: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Sessions will occur in MSC 2300 A-E (Bethancourt Ballrooms):

  • Oral Sessions are concurrent in MSC 2300 A, B, D, & E
  • Poster Sessions are in MSC 2300 C

Earn Points with the MaroonBase App

Texas A&M Students can earn MaroonBase points for attending the Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium on February 22!

Earn when you attend oral or poster sessions throughout the day. You can earn up to 100 points per session attended (up to 500 points maximum). LAUNCH will provide MaroonBase with a list of attendees for each session, and MaroonBase will automatically add points to your account! But remember – you must have downloaded and created an account with your Texas A&M email address in the MaroonBase app to receive your points.

Instructions for Downloading the MaroonBase App

Points go toward our monthly drawings where students can win cash and prizes, like gift cards to local stores, restaurants, gyms, etc. You can also win products from current and former students who own their own businesses! All points earned in the 2022-2023 will also go toward our end of the year April drawing where one student will win “Free Cane’s for a Year” from Raising Cane’s.

Direct questions about MaroonBase to maroonbase@tamu.edu.

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.