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Posted here are a variety of resources that are available for your use. These will include on and off-campus resources that should apply to all students interested in undergraduate research. For specific highlighted opportunities and programs visit our Summer Programs, On-Campus Opportunities, and Off-Campus Opportunites pages, or subscribe to the LAUNCH into Research undergraduate research e-newsletter for articles, opportunities, and news related to undergraduate research delivered straight to your inbox.

Program Listings

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Typically students are provided with housing, transportation, and a stipend however the amounts, if any, vary from program to program.

More Information: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp\
The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. Their website contains research opportunities as well as other resources such as journals, highlights, and graduate school tips.

More Information: http://www.cur.org/resources/for_students/
NASA provides a listing of programs that they support as well as other opportunities related to aerospace engineering, robotics, physics, and other space related fields.

More Information: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Students-rd.html
The American Psychological Association provides a listing of programs and research opportunities that are related to the field of psychology. Programs are distributed nationwide at various colleges, and are open to most qualifying undergraduate students.

More Information: http://www.apa.org/education/undergrad/research-opps.aspx
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is the international honor society of science and engineering. Having a history surpassing 125 years, over 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. Chapters can be found at colleges and universities (including Texas A&M), government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. 

More Information: https://www.sigmaxi.org
Sigma Xi- Texas A&M Chapter: http://sigmaxi.tamu.edu/
Pathways to Science provides an in depth listing of various research programs, scholarships, and opportunities available to undergraduates. They also proved various other resources such as webinars, graduate school and application tips, as well as post-Baccalaureate programs.

More information: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.aspx


TAMU Resources

VIVO is a research-focused discovery tool that enables collaboration among scientists across all disciplines. Here you can search for faculty research papers, journal articles, and other scholastic work across A&M. You are able to search by faculty name, department, or keywords and can filter by person, article type (journal, paper etc.), or organization. 

More Information: http://vivo.library.tamu.edu/
LAUCH into Research is a monthly newsletter with help and how-to's, interesting articles, and resources all catered to the current or future undergraduate researcher. Articles are written by Undergraduate Research faculty and staff, and features spotlights of notable research, faculty, and programs offered at Texas A&M. The first issue was distributed via email in Januray 2016, and is available in its entirety on our blog at tamuugr.wordpress.com

Subscribe today through our Newsletter Subscription Form to receive LAUNCH into Research directly to your inbox on a monthly basis.
Explorations is a student-run journal guided by faculty and administrators, that selects and publishes student-authored articles for review by faculty-student teams. Currently Explorations has 7 volumes, all of which are accessible on our website.

More Information: http://hur.tamu.edu/Explorations


Travel Grants

Research Labs, Faculty, and Groups at TAMU


Life Sciences

The College of Science here at Texas A&M contains a resource page specifically catered to Undergraduates Interested in Research. Listings include funding, programs, and REU's

More Information: http://www.science.tamu.edu/research/undergraduate/index.php
The Biology Department at Texas A&M has a complete listing of faculty looking for undergraduates that includes research interests, requirements, and contact information. As well as a full listing of all faculty with their research interests.

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Wildlife and Fisheries at Texas A&M operates several facilities on and off campus dedicated to various fields of wildlife and ecology. A full listing of their faculty is also available with their specific research interests.

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The College of Veterinary Medicene at A&M performs a wide range of research here on campus. Specific disciplines include "Neurosciences, Anatomy, and Functional Imaging", "Physiology, Pharmacology, and Cardiovascular Sciences", as well as "Epidmiolgoy and Public Health".

More Information: http://vetmed.tamu.edu/research


A listing of Biomedical Engineering labs here at Texas A&M University. Notable labs include Biomaterials, Biomedical Optics, Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering, and Tissue Microscopy.

More Information: engineering.tamu.edu/biomedical/research/labs
Petroluem Engineering at Texas A&M has a variety of research labs and institutes available to students. Notable divisions include the Crisman Institute, Acid Stimulation Laboratory, High Pressure/High Temperature Drilling Laboratory, and Wellbore Acoustic Lab

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Operating through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, notable research endeavors include the Nexus Research Group, Food Engineering, Bioseparations Lab, and the Bio Energy Testing and Analysis Laboratory.

More Information: http://baen.tamu.edu/research/research-labs-groups/
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station performs cutting edge research in a variety of specialized areas to provide practical answers to critical state and national needs. Notable endeavors include Center for Emergency Informatics (CEI), Center for Large-scale Scientific Simulations (CLASS), Institute for National Security Education and Research (INSER), and the Nuclear Science Center (NSC).

More Information: tees.tamu.edu/research/research-centers/complete-list-of-centers/

The Texas A&M Mechanical Engineering department's research encompasses a wealth of mechanical engineering disciplines. Active research areas include the Polymer Technology Center, Advanced Engine Research Laboratory, Energy and Transport Sciences Laboratory, and the Networked Intelligent Machines Laboratory (NIML).

More Information: http://engineering.tamu.edu/mechanical/research

Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts college at Texas A&M provides a lisitng of several institutes with focuses in various research topics such as Humanitites, Sociology, Digital Humanitites, Media and Culture, and Public Policy.

More Information: http://liberalarts.tamu.edu/academics/institutes/
The Psychology Deartment at Texas A&M offers a variety of research opportunites for Undergraduates. Students can participate via classes, field experiences, and a diverse array of 485/491 classes with focuses including Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Sciences, and Clinical Psychology.

More Information: http://psychology.tamu.edu/html/undergrad-research.html
485/491 classes offered in 2016: http://psychology.tamu.edu/images/Spring_2016a_List.pdf
The TAMU Anthropology Department has a wide variety of resources for undergraduates interested in research. Their website lists Internships, Study Abroad Trips, and Field Schools offered abroad or right here at Texas A&M.

More Information: http://anthropology.tamu.edu/html/undergrad-research-opportunities.html
The TAMU Philosophy Department provides a listing of Philosophy faculty organized by specific area of interest. Specializations include Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Meta Physics and Feminist Philosophy.

More Information: philosophy.tamu.edu/html/research.html


Professional Development

The Council on Undergraduate Research Registry of Undergraduate Researchers is one tool that undergraduate students can use to assist them in their pursuit of a graduate degree. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. Currently the Registry is open to students and graduate schools/employers in nearly all fields.
More Information: http://www.cur.org/projects_and_services/registry/
Career Center advisors can work with you as you begin to figure out what you want to study and the types of employers who are hiring in these areas. Starting early in developing job search skills will prepare you to obtain internships or cooperative education experiences that will make you more marketable and give you more options as you look for your first job after college.
Additionally, The Career Center will assist you in a variety of other fields.
  • With your resume. During appointments or walk-in advising hours, we help to refine and polish your resume so that it effectively illustrates your transferable skills and abilities.
  • Developing strong interviewing skills.Through mock interviews and appointments with your career advisor, you can learn what is expected of you in an interview, how best to answer even the toughest interview questions, what to wear and how to prepare for the day of your interview so that are successful in this process.
  • ​​If you are seeking a job, the Career Center will help you:
    • Connect to employers who are recruiting on campus through on online system HireAggies.com. HireAggies.com has contact information for almost every company in the system.
    • Connect to Former Students who may have insight regarding your job search.  The Career Center works in partnership with The Association and can assist you as you create a network of people who can help you find the job you want.
    • Connect to companies that do not typically recruit on college campuses
More Information: https://careercenter.tamu.edu/


Publications and E-Newsletters

LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research invites you to read 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. Whether you are interested in getting started in research or an experienced researcher, our newsletter will provide you with the means to further your undergraduate career at Texas A&M University. We look forward to helping you enhance your education and find your Aggie research experience. 

 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.

More Information: http://hur.tamu.edu/UGR/LAUNCH-into-Research
Award-winning magazine American Scientist is an illustrated bi-monthly publication about science, engineering and technology. It has been published by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society since 1913.

Each issue is filled with feature articles written by prominent scientists and engineers who review important work in fields ranging from molecular biology to computer engineering. Also included is the Scientists' Nightstand that reviews a vast range of science-related books and novels.

More Information: http://www.americanscientist.org/

Disclaimer: The undergraduate research opportunities and resources listed on this page is for informational purposes only. Inclusion in the listing does not gaurantee an endorsement or funding by LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research. Please note that the accuracy or timeliness of the undergraduate research opportunity listings cannot be assured by LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research.

FACULTY: Please contact us at ugr@tamu.edu if you would like your program listed on this page.