Welcome to the first issue of LAUNCH into Research, the Texas A&M Undergraduate Research Newsletter. This newsletter will be distributed monthly to scholars, faculty, and staff at Texas A&M who participate and support undergraduate research.

LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research supports, promotes, and showcases ongoing research and scholarly projects by undergraduates at Texas A&M University. Our staff is here to assist undergraduate researchers and answer any questions that they may have about programs and opportunities provided through our office.

What We Do

LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research provides students with the resources, opportunities, and programs to help them find research experiences during their Texas A&M undergraduate career. Some of the services and programs that we have available to students include:

  • Undergraduate Research Ambassadors
  • Undergraduate Research Expo
  • Undergraduate Research Scholars
  • Explorations: the Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal
  • REU and Summer Undergraduate Research Program Support
  • Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers: A Workshop for Graduate Students
  • Getting Started in Research Workshops

Find out more about our programs online at ugr.tamu.edu.

We also support other programs and initiatives on campus that promote undergraduate research, working closely with them to provide our students with the resources to continue research and develop their skills. Some of these programs include:
Let our staff LAUNCH "U" into Research!

    Dr. Duncan MacKenzie, Associate Director
    Tammis Sherman, Program Coordinator
    Annabelle Aymond, Administrative Assistant
    Matthew Bizzell, Thesis Assistant
    Dillon Jones, Student Assistant
    Bailey Woods, Student Assistant, Undergraduate Research Ambassador


    Featured Articles

    Read our featured articles, spotlights, tips for students, and more on our blog at tamuugr.wordpress.com!

    Benefits   Getting Started in Research

    7 Benefits to Becoming Involved in Undergraduate Research

    Why should I get involved in research as an undergraduate? What’s in it for me? Find out what the benefits are of diving deeper into your field of study.


    How to Get Started in Research

    Leave your legacy at Texas A&M by immersing yourself in a deeper understanding of your field of study; learn what programs and tips we have to help you get started in the Aggie research experience.

    Motivation Article Image   Zero Credit Hours Image

    How to Stay Motivated with a Busy Research Schedule

    Your planner was perfect, you did all of your assignments, but Syllabus Week is over and Netflix is calling your name. How do you keep the organization and motivation of Syllabus Week throughout the semester when trying to balance your classes, extracurricular activities, research hours, and social life?


    The New Zero Credit Hour Option for Undergraduate Research: Is it Right for You?

    Can’t afford to count your research as credit but want it to show up on your transcript? 0-credit hours allows you to take research credit that will show up on your transcript without making you go over the 120-hour limit.


    Upcoming Events & Deadlines

    See our full calendar online at calendar.tamu.edu.

    January 24

    Undergraduate Research Ambassadors and Explorations at
    MSC Open House

    Looking for advice from other students about getting involved in research? Are you already involved and looking to boost your leadership role on campus, or publish your research, scholarly or creative work? Undergraduate Research Ambassadors and members from Explorations will be at MSC Open House on January 24 from 1-4 pm ready to answer your questions.

    Read more about MSC Open House.

    January 25

    Student Research Week Registration Opens

    Student Research Week is a great opportunity for undergraduates and graduates to present their research findings to a scholarly community and receive meaningful feedback. Participants have the choice of an oral or poster presentation. Register with your abstract starting January 25.

    Read more about Student Research Week.

    January 28

    Deadline to Submit Proposals to Explorations

    Undergraduates at Texas A&M have the chance to publish their highest achievements in research, scholarly, and creative works in Explorations: the Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal, an annual, interdisciplinary publication. Submit a research or scholarly proposal before January 28 at noon to be considered for publication in Volume 8 (released fall 2016).

    Read more about Explorations.

    Looking for research opportunities?

    Check out our list of on- and off-campus research, funding and presentation opportunities for the fall, spring and summer semesters.

    See opportunities and resources online.

    Help us promote your undergraduate research initiatives by sending us your opportunities, workshop dates, and stories. We also welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions for future newsletters.


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