Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium

LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research hosts third annual Symposium for the Undergraduate Research Scholars thesis program.

COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 26, 2020 –  On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research will hold the third annual Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium in the Memorial Student Center. 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.

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.

The LAUNCH URS Symposium is divided into morning and afternoon blocks:

Morning Sessions

  • Oral Presentations | 9:00-10:00 AM | MSC 2501-2504
  • Poster Presentations | 10:00-11:00 AM | MSC Bethancourt Ballroom (MSC 2300 A-B)
  • Oral Presentations | 10:15-11:15 AM | MSC 2501-2504

Afternoon Sessions

  • Oral Presentations | 1:00-2:00 PM | MSC 2501-2504
  • Oral Presentations | 2:15-3:15 PM | MSC 2501-2504
  • Poster Presentations | 3:00-4:00 PM | MSC Bethancourt Ballroom (MSC 2300 A-B)
  • Oral Presentations | 3:30-4:30 PM | MSC 2501-2504

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, Explorations Student Board Members, Learning Communities’ Peer Mentors, and LAUNCH staff members.

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.

The URS Symposium is free and open to the public.

View the schedule and abstract book at http://tx.ag/URSsymposium.

By LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research, Unit of Undergraduate Studies, Texas A&M University