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Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors represent LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research at research, recruiting, and outreach events. This program began in 2013 with our inaugural class of 12 Ambassadors. Ambassadors participate in activities such as the Undergraduate Research Expo, Getting Started in Research and Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers workshops, give presentations to students organizations, and meet with administrators, faculty, and prospective students. New Ambassadors are chosen each spring from applications solicited from across campus.

Mission Statement

The Undergraduate Research Ambassadors work to inspire broader engagement in undergraduate research by educating and serving the Texas A&M University community.

Current and Former Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

The Undergraduate Research Ambassadors are eager to answer questions about undergraduate research here at Texas A&M and connect with those who are looking to get started in research.

2016-2017 Ambassadors

2015-2016 Ambassadors

2014-2015 Ambassadors

2013-2014 Ambassadors

Interested in speaking to an Undergraduate Research Ambassador or requesting a presentation?
Email us at ugr@tamu.edu.


How to Apply

The application for the 2016-2017 Class of Undergraduate Research Ambassadors will open Monday, February 29, 2016 and close on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The application includes submission of a resume, a description of your research experience, and a statement of the benefits of undergraduate research. All applications require a letter of support from a faculty research mentor. Please review the eligibility requirements below before applying.

The 2016-2017 Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Application has closed.


To be eligible for this program, students must:

  1. Have participated in at least two semesters of faculty-mentored undergraduate research.
  2. Junior or senior classification while participating in the program.
  3. Have a GPR of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Possess outstanding oral communication skills.
  5. Be able to enthusiastically describe your undergraduate research to a general audience.
  6. Be willing to serve as a source of information on how to get involved in undergraduate research.
  7. Provide a letter of support from a Texas A&M faculty mentor.

Successful applicants will be expected to:

  1. Participate in one day of training the week before Fall classes begin.
  2. Participate in up to 10 hours of flexibly-scheduled activities per semester, including facilitating workshops, advising students participating in LAUNCH programs, and making presentations to classes, student organizations, prospective students, parents, and VIPs.
  3. Represent a diversity of academic disciplines across campus, including science, engineering, arts, humanities, business, and social sciences.
  4. Represent undergraduate research to student organizations, prospective students and parents, and VIPs.
  5. Attend occasional Ambassador meetings.


Questions? Contact us at ugr@tamu.edu or reach out to one of our current Ambassadors.

Dr. Duncan MacKenzie, Associate Director for Undergraduate Research
Ms. Tammis Sherman, Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Research
Annabelle Aymond, Administrative Assistant for Undergraduate Research