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Explorations: The Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal is a student-run journal guided by faculty and administrators that selects and publishes student-authored articles of general interest in any area. Articles are submitted in a two-stage process: first, proposals for articles are reviewed by faculty-student teams; secondly, the resulting full-length articles undergo a second round of peer review. Acceptance to the journal is competitive—less than 20% of submitted proposals are accepted. Recently published articles have been from a wide range of academic fields: music, creative poetry, forensics, cancer biology, astrophysics, nanomedicine, computer algorithms, business, geosciences, sociology, aerospace engineering, and cultural anthropology.

Now Accepting New Board Member Applications!

Are you interested in undergraduate research publications? Do you like to collaborate with your peers about the latest advancements in any discipline? Explorations: The Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal is now accepting applications for the student-run editorial board! A position on the Explorations Board is a year-round and multi-year commitment. All Board Members are expected to attend weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 5 pm and participate in a variety of campus activities, including but not limited to: Undergraduate Studies Week and the Undergraduate Research Expo in the fall, Student Research Week in the spring, and the Summer Undergraduate Research Programs Welcome BBQ in the summer.   Positions are available on the Executive Board, Editorial Board and the Marketing and Design Team. We are looking for members to fill the following positions:

  • Editorial Board Members
  • Marketing and Design Team

Editorial Board: Are you someone that is passionate about writing, editing, and the peer review process? Editorial Board Members should have experience working with others in a collaborative environment and demonstrate exceptional communication and writing skills. The Board will be responsible for reviewing, selecting, and editing articles and marketing the annual publication in the fall semester. Additionally, each member will serve on a committee to carry out and accomplish the many tasks that are associated with publishing.

Marketing and Design Team: Interested in graphic and layout design? Can you write a catchy tag line or social media post? Are you looking to gain more experience with content writing? Explorations is looking to fill several positions on its Marketing and Design Team! We are looking for:
  • Graphic Designers
  • Public Relations Liaison/Communications Lead
  • Social Media/Web Assistant
  • Content Writer/Editor
Graphic Designers are expected to be experienced with Adobe InDesign (Illustrator, and Photoshop are a plus). They will be responsible for assisting with all marketing materials and layout design for the journal. Public Relations Liaison is in charge of outreach within the Texas A&M community; this is includes, but is not limited to, emails, presentations, and general face-to-face communication. The PR liaison can also expect to occasionally work with the more creative side of the Marketing and Design Team when helping with design and content writing. The Social Media and Web Assistant will be responsible for keeping up with all of Explorations' social media accounts (links can be found at the bottom of this page) as well as helping to update and maintain our web content. They are expected to be able to producing catchy and enticing taglines and posts that will expand the journal's visibility within our community. Content Writers will collaborate with Graphic Designers to produce marketing materials. They will also work closely with the Social Media and Web Assistant for writing professional and concise content for promotional purposes. All Marketing and Design Team members will assist committees in marketing tasks as well as contribute to the article selection process for the journal.

Think you have what it takes? Apply today at http://tx.ag/joinexplorations!

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 2, 2015 at noon.

Questions can be directed to the Executive Board at explorations@tamu.edu.


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