Morning Round Tables
Undergraduate Research at an R1: What Defines Student and Faculty Success at Texas A&M?
9:00-10:00 AM | MSC 2300 B
This round table will provide students, faculty, and administrators the opportunity to hear perspectives on the role of undergraduate research as a high-impact practice at a research-intensive university.
Discussion topics include:
- Undergraduate research as a high-impact practice
- Best practices for balancing research and teaching
- Strategies for closing the achievement gap (retention, student success, unique populations, assessment)
- Texas A&M Vision 2030 priorities, diversity, and future directions
- Moderator: Dr. Ann Kenimer, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies
- Panelist: Dr. Robin Means-Coleman, VP and Associate Provost for Diversity
- Panelist: Dr. Jerry Tessendorf, Hagler Institute Faculty Fellow
- Panelist: Dr. Alicia Dorsey, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Experiences in Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers
10:15-11:15 AM | MSC 2300 D
This round table will provide students, faculty, and administrators the opportunity to hear perspectives on the best practices in mentoring undergraduate researchers at Texas A&M.
Discussion topics include:
- Fostering independence in undergraduate researchers
- Responsibilities of graduate student mentors
- Strategies for dealing with problems or issues
- Establishing positive working relationships
- Moderator: Dr. Suma Datta, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Studies
- Panelist: Andrew McNeely, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Director of the Aggie Research Program
- Panelist: Hanna Hlushko, Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science & Engineering
- Panelist: Alessandra Ribota, Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic Studies
- Panelist: Jocelyn Holt, Ph.D. Candidate in Entomology
Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Getting Started in Research Workshops
1:00-1:30 PM and 2:00-2:30 PM | MSC 2300 B
Identical Sessions. For any undergraduate interested in research, this workshop will provide an overview of research at Texas A&M, information on how to get started, and advice from current undergraduate researchers!
- Dr. Sarah M. Misemer, Associate Director for Undergraduate Research
- Ms. Eliza Price, Undergraduate Research Ambassador in Chemical Engineering
Aggie Research Program Informational Sessions
1:00-1:30 PM and 2:00-2:30 PM | MSC 2300 E
Identical sessions. Aggie Research Scholars perform research in teams led by an experienced graduate student or postdoctoral fellow. At this informational, students will learn how to review current ARP projects to find opportunities that align with your interests, professional goals, and availability.
- Mr. Andrew McNeely, Director of the Aggie Research Program
Research Opportunities Informational Sessions
1:30-2:00 PM and 2:30-3:00 PM | MSC 2300 D
Identical Sessions. Staff from various departments and programs will provide resources for finding research positions at Texas A&M as well as give an overview of available research opportunities.
- Mr. Benjamin Simington, LAUNCH: National Fellowships
- Ms. Marilyn Yeager, Texas A&M Career Center
- Dr. Holly Gaede, Summer REU Programs Advice
- Mr. Juan Rodriguez, Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (USRG)