The LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research office welcomes the incoming class of Undergraduate Research Ambassadors! LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Ambassadors work to inspire broader engagement in undergraduate research by educating and serving the Texas A&M University community and beyond. The program began in 2013 with our inaugural class of 12 Ambassadors.
New Ambassadors are chosen each spring through a rigorous application process, coming from a large pool of qualified undergraduates. Students selected for the program must have a history of high academic achievement, at least one semester of research experience, and the ability to enthusiastically describe their research.
The 2021-2022 class is one of the most accomplished yet with students from a wide range of majors and research experiences. This class contains seventeen members.
Rithika Adavikolanu ‘22 – Biomedical Engineering
Joseph Chen ‘23 – Biology
Jonathan Ellard ‘23 – Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Emily Ha ‘23 – Biology
Marissa Henley ‘23 – Public Health
James “J.D.” Leaverton ‘22 – Mechanical Engineering
Sangji “David” Lee ‘22 – Biomedical Sciences
Alex S. Peters ‘21 – Statistics
Michael Pitonak ‘22 – Biology
Sofia Quintero ‘23 – Psychology
Ryan Rahman ‘22 – Biology
Vinesh Ravuri ‘23 – Computer Science and Mathematics
Noah Reed ‘21 – Psychology
Sarah Rutherford ‘22 – University Studies (Religious Thought, Practices, and Cultures Concentration)
Jeremy Thomas ‘23 – Biomedical Engineering
Meera Trikur ‘23 – Materials Science & Engineering
Kayla Wilhoit ‘23 – Biomedical Sciences
Looking to get involved? You can interact with our Ambassadors at a variety of LAUNCH events, including:
Additionally, Undergraduate Research Ambassadors give presentations to student organizations and meet with faculty and staff to promote research involvement. If you are interested in having an ambassador speak at your event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.