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LAUNCH into Undergraduate Research

Published on 2/1/2022 4:33:47 PM
By Sydnie Harrell, Office of Undergraduate Studies at Texas A&M University

COLLEGE STATION, Feb 1, 2022 – On Friday, Feb. 4, LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research (UGR) will be hosting “Getting Started in Undergraduate Research” (GSIR), a panel-style workshop with the UGR Ambassadors. The workshop is available to all undergraduate students, and registration is required to attend.

“The GSIR is a friendly setting for students to come and just listen or ask questions about undergraduate research so they can learn about the amazing opportunities we have on campus,” Misemer said. “Undergraduate research experiences make students more competitive when they go on the job market [and] when they apply for graduate and professional school. They make them more competitive for awards, prizes, and opportunities, like national fellowships”

Through the workshop, students will learn about the types of research available at Texas A&M and ways they can get involved. They will also be given concrete steps for an action plan to help find a research opportunity and be able to interact with UGR Ambassadors.

“The GSIR is a highly interactive workshop where students have the opportunity to listen to my presentation and also meet in small groups with [a]mbassadors who offer advice and answer questions they may have,” Misemer said. “The [a]mbassadors also offer a drop-in session one week after the GSIR workshop for students who want to follow up on the steps of their action plan for finding a research opportunity.”

The GSIR workshop will be held on Zoom and last approximately an hour. Registration for the event closes Thursday, Feb. 3 at 4:00 p.m. Students who want to attend should RSVP. Additional information, including in-person workshop dates and other LAUNCH events dates, can be found online.

“We hope [students] will become inspired to get involved with the research activity that they are passionate about during their time at TAMU,” Misemer said. “And, as our [a]mbassadors will tell them, undergraduate research is really fun!”


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Media contact: Anna Transue, transuea@tamu.edu