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LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium Set For Feb. 26

The third annual symposium will showcase poster and oral presentations by undergraduate researchers in a variety of disciplines.
By Texas A&M University LAUNCH Staff February 25, 2020

a student standing in front of a poster board presenting research
Undergraduate students present their work at the 2018 LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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Hundreds of students, presenters and faculty representatives will attend Texas A&M University’s LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research Symposium Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Memorial Student Center.

The third annual LAUNCH event will showcase students in the LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) thesis program that 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 Texas A&M’s scholarly community.

LAUNCH 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 and presentation skills.

The event 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 | 9-10 a.m. | MSC 2501-2504
  • Poster Presentations | 10-11 a.m. | MSC Bethancourt Ballroom (MSC 2300 A-B)
  • Oral Presentations | 10:15-11:15 a.m. | MSC 2501-2504

Afternoon Sessions

  • Oral Presentations | 1-2 p.m. | MSC 2501-2504
  • Oral Presentations | 2:15-3:15 p.m. | MSC 2501-2504
  • Poster Presentations | 3-4 p.m. | MSC Bethancourt Ballroom (MSC 2300 A-B)
  • Oral Presentations | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 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 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. More information can be found at the LAUNCH website.

Media contacts: 

  • Sarah M. Misemer, associate director for undergraduate research, 979-845-1957,
  • Annabelle G. Aymond, program coordinator for undergraduate research, 979-8451957,

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