The Aggie Creative Collective, supported by the University Writing Center, Department of English, and LAUNCH, is a summer program that links creative arts, undergraduate scholarly research, and performance. Learn more on the University Writing Center's website.
2021 - 2022
Olivia Mae Alexander
Under the Attic and Above the Basement (Publication Pending)
The LAUNCH First Year EatsLiving-Learning Program centers on food and community. First Year Eats emphasizes helping college students develop skills related to eating well in the new environment of residence hall living on a college campus: selecting, buying, preparing, storing, and even growing the items needed or wanted for nutritious meals while living in a residence hall. The Hunger Consortium connects faculty, staff, students, and local community members involved in research, food preparation, management, and education with each other and others who want to make a difference by addressing hunger and food insecurity. A partnership was formed between First Year Eats, The Hunger Consortium, and the Department of Statistics to research food insecurity on campus.
Jasmine N. Tran
Investigating the Impact of COVID-19 on the First Year Eats Program (Publication Pending)
Dr. Alan Dabney and Dr. Suma Datta
Investigating How the First Year Eats Program Affects Students Mentally and Academically (Publication Pending)
The Glasscock Summer Scholars, supported by the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, the University Writing Center, and LAUNCH, is a summer program that expands undergraduate research in the humanities by providing an intensive summer research experience in which students are introduced to important research questions, trained in methods of research and analysis, and guided in the development of critical thinking, independent learning, and communications skills. Learn more on the Glasscock Center's website.
This 10-week summer undergraduate research experience sponsored by LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research in partnership with the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study and the Department of Visualization provides a research-intensive, interdisciplinary summer experience that serves as a gateway into the Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) thesis program for high-achieving undergraduate students. Students have the opportunity to work closely with a Hagler Faculty Fellow in a mentored research environment. Learn more on the Hagler Institute's website.
Jasmine Derry, Lauren Hammond, Marisa Harris, Yuan-Chi Lee, and Kiara Stewart
Each year, one undergraduate Jordan Fellow is selected to work in partnership with LAUNCH in a two-year research program called L.T. Jordan Undergraduate Research Fellows. The first year of the program consists of the completion of the L.T. Jordan Fellows program, including the international research and post-trip reflection, and the second year working with a faculty mentor to write an undergraduate thesis through the Undergraduate Research Scholars thesis program. Learn more on the LT Jordan Institute's website.
P4CTexas is a group of dedicated educators–some more intimately connected to philosophy than others–who wish to provide an engaged relationship between the Texas universities and the Texas K-12 schools by introducing philosophy into the pre-college classroom. Students selected for the joint program with P4CTexas and LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research are provided research funds to complete a research project on the Philosophy for Children program. Learn more on the P4CTexas website.
The Department of Residence Life at Texas A&M University serves an on-campus population of approximately 11,000 students in a variety of residence halls and apartment living spaces. The department also supports a student Research Team who specifically work on a variety of active research project(s) with the Academic Support Initiatives area of the department. Duties of Student Interns within Academic Support Initiatives are beyond those of typical student employee positions. The objective of student interns is to work with the Research Team within the department and for the student to gain valuable experience directly tied to their field of interest. Learn more on the Residence Life website.
Initiated in 2012, Texas A&M University undergraduate students who enrolled in any discipline at the main campus in College Station or at Galveston, who applied to participate in the LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, and submitted a proposal to conduct research related to the marine environment, were eligible to apply to the Texas Sea Grant Scholars Program. Proposals were invited from all disciplines including natural, physical, social, behavioral and economic sciences and engineering. The Texas Sea Grant Scholars Program ended in 2022. Learn more about Texas Sea Grant at TexasSeaGrant.org.
Nitrous Oxide Biogeochemistry in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (Publication Pending)
Dr. Shari Yvon-Lewis
Describing the Impacts of Wastewater Effluent on the Phytoplankton Community Composition in Galveston Bay (Publication Pending)
Dr. Antonietta Quigg
Anna N. DeMotte
Spatiotemporal Patterns of Gar Habitat Use in a Subtropical Estuary (Publication Pending)
Dr. Robert D. Wells
Phytoplankton Behavior Analyzed Through a Stable Isotope Record of Deep-Sea Proteinaceous Coral in The Pacific (Publication Pending)
Dr. Brendan Roark
Nathan Hagen Klobusnik
Characterization of The Subsurface Microbial Communities Inhabiting a Sinkhole (Publication Pending)
Dr. Jessica M. Labonté
Perfluorooctane Sulfonate and Natural Phytoplankton Communities: Pollutant Insight From the Base of Aquatic Food Webs (Publication Pending)
Dr. Antonietta Quigg
Jose Alejandro Martinez
Effects of Interannual Trends on Seawater Carbonate Chemistry Across the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (Publication Pending)
Dr. Kathryn Shamberger
Bailey R. Skinner
A Multiple Linear Regression Model of Aragonite Saturation State in the Remote North Pacific (Publication Pending)
Dr. Brendan Roark
Bret Marek, Jake Ballard, and J. Kainalu Martin
Documenting of Sterols, PAHs, and PCBs on Galveston Island Beaches (Publication Pending)