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Undergraduate students may participate in research during the regular semester or during the summer. This page lists a number of different research opportunities for undergraduates. Visit our Summer On-Campus Opportunities page for additional opportunities.


College and Departmental Opportunities

Many colleges and departments provide information on their websites about undergraduate research opportunities:


General Opportunities and Programs

Deadline: Spring 2017

The Glasscock Center houses the Glasscock Summer Scholars program, which provides undergraduate student support for developing an undergraduate research project during the summer. It is required to complete the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (a year-long program) in order to complete the Glasscock Scholars Program.

More Information: glasscock.tamu.edu

Deadline: TBA

The College of Engineering Undergraduate Research Programs encompass all the diverse disciplines of the College of Engineering, and include programs during regular academic semesters as well as summers.

More Information: engineering.tamu.edu/graduate/undergraduate-bridges
Deadline: TBA

The UBM program provides research opportunities for biology students with a strong interest in mathematics.

More Information: math.tamu.edu/ubm
Deadline: TBA

RS@Mays is a leadership program designed to help students develop the Mays Core Competencies – communication, problem solving, creating new opportunities, leading, managing, working with others, and acting ethically. One undergraduate or master’s student, with research experience, leads a team of three undergraduate students in conducting research. Teams can assist faculty or Ph.D. students in answering the most interesting questions facing business today. RS@Mays is an excellent opportunity to practice leadership skills while contributing to the discovery of new knowledge.

More Information: mays.tamu.edu/special-programs/research-scholars-mays/
Deadline: TBA

There are now 491 Research Projects available in the Center for Phage Technology laboratories. The CPT is looking for motivated undergraduates to work on cutting-edge projects in basic and applied phage biology. Depending on the project, qualified students will learn a range of techniques, including phage isolation and characterization, molecular and genetic methods for engineering phages and phage genes, and bioinformatic approaches to phage genomes and proteomes. A list of the projects and the CPT researchers who will be supervising in each case is provided below. Please contact the CPT people directly by the email provided. If available, a summary of your coursework and academic record, plus any experience you might already have had, would be a useful attachment to the inquiry email.

More Information: https://cpt.tamu.edu/491-research-projects/
Nationally known, the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board provides a register of animal related opportunites nationally and internationally. You are able to filter resutls by a variety of criteria such as salary, location, job type, and focus.

More information: http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/job-board/
Deadline: Friday, November 11

Three days of workshops and programs celebrating geospatial technology. Each year TAMU GIS hosts competitions inviting all students from Texas A& University and the Health Science Center to submit their geospatial work for a chance to win cool prizes.

PAPER COMPETITION: Show off your individual or group, GIS or Remote Sensing work to be judged by the audience and experts of the field for an opportunity to win a $250 debit card courtesy of our sponsors. See Details

POSTER COMPETITION: Present your GIS-related work poster at the poster competition gallery. Everyone has the opportunity to win but only three will be selected to receive cool gadgets provided by our sponsors. See Details

AGGIE ACCESSIBILITY CHALLENGE: In collaboration with the Texas A&M Disabilities Services, Texas A&M Facilities Services, and Texas A&M Transportation Services, over the course of the GIS Day event all participants are eligible to enter the Aggie Accessibility Mapping Challege for a chance to win some seriously cool tech prizes. See Details

Have you used GIS in your individual or group research? Show off your work for a chance to win prizes at GIS Day 2016! The deadline to submit a paper or poster is Friday, November 11, 2016.

More Information:
For rules and guidelines visit http://gisday.tamu.edu/competitions/‚Äč


If you are doing any research or projects this year, please consider presenting at the Texas Academy of Science Symposium in March 2017. This is a great opportunity to work on networking and presentation skills.  Abstracts are due on December 2nd.

For more information email the coordinators at tasgalveston@gmail.com.

The application can be found at https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/tas/tas17/!
Deadline: Rolling/Ongoing
The Research Team within Residence Life at Texas A&M University encompass all the diverse disciplines from around the Aggie community and include programs during regular academic semesters as well as summers. Residence Life may not be a unit or department on-campus that students often think to consider related to our research and assessment enterprise. Often our research interests center around understanding and improving the on-campus student experience. Much of our research focuses on the topics of: student learning and development, education, leadership, peer mentorship, and other social science topics/humanities topics.
More Information: Visit http://reslife.tamu.edu/researchteam to learn more about the application process and current/past research projects.

CIMPIR is currently inviting undergraduate students from all majors to apply to our Tier One Program in Fall. CIMPIR is a collaborative initiative set forth by the College of Veterinary Medicine. They currently have 50 vacant spots for Fall 2017.  Attached is a copy of the flyer and application form.


Research Positions

Deadline: Rolling until positions are filled

The Program for Research and Outreach-Engagement on Nutrition and Health Disparities Solutions is seeking 2-3 undergraduate students interested in learning about data management (data entry, creating databases, and storing hard copy data) and qualitative analysis (coding, analyzing, and memo writing) on data collected from Mexican-heritage populations living in rural border communities. Students from a variety of majors and concentrations (from social sciences to engineering, and everything between) are welcome to apply.
This program focuses its efforts on understanding and improving the lives of families living along the U.S.-Mexico border. We manage a number of community outreach activities in Hidalgo County, TX in addition to our research projects. Our program has its own transcription and translation hub because all of our data is collected in Spanish and translated for analysis. In the past we have used a variety of methods to analyze our data, using programs like ArcGIS, STATA, and qualitative analysis software.

Time: 5-10 hrs/week (M-F, 8am-5pm)

Pay: 3 credit hours (485) and/or volunteer/research experience

NOTE: high proficiency in Spanish and English (speaking, reading, writing) preffered

To Apply: Email sbarr@sph.tamhsc.edu the following 3 things: CV or resume, class schedule for Spring 2017, and a one-paragraph summary of your general research interests.



Deadline: TBA

The LSAMP program provides research opportunities for underrepresented students participating in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

More Information: tamuslsamp.org


Conferences and Symposia

Abstract Submission Deadline: EXTENDED TO February 28, 2017
(To submit an abstract, go to http://eeb.tamu.edu/eis/2017-2/2017-eis-student-presentation-registration/)

EIS is an interdisciplinary event that is open to the public and free to attend. EIS invites leading scientists in the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation and provides an on-campus opportunity for students from diverse scientific disciplines to present their own research and engage in meaningful discussion concerning issues at the forefront of their fields.

The 18th annual EIS theme is "Micro to Macro: Ecology in the Anthropocene" and will include talks by Dr. Fikret Berkes, professor at Univeristy of Manitoba; Dr. Robin Chazdon, professor at University of Connecticut; Dr. Kim Cobb, professor at Georgia Institute of Technology; Dr. Jiangou (Jingle) Wu, professor at Arizona State University; Dr. Eric Pianka, professor at University of Texas at Austin; and Dr. Jonathan Pruitt, professor at University of California at Santa Barbara.

EIS provides an excellent opportunity for students in Texas and across the nation to showcase their work and engage in meaningful dialogue with the invited speakers and world-renowned scientists in their field.

EIS is now accepting abstracts for student presentations in talk and poster formats. Both graduate and undergraduate students encouraged to present original research during the student research symposium on Friday, March 24.

For more information, please visit http://eeb.tamu.edu/eis/2017-2/.

For questions or concerns, please email: theeis.tamu@gmail.com

Conference Dates: March 23 to March 24, 2017

Funding Opportunities

Travel awards are available to reimburse Texas A&M University students who present original scientific research at a professional conference, meeting, or summit. The awards will fund eligible expenses for domestic travel.

The Texas A&M Chapter of Sigma Xi is accepting applications for its Student Travel Awards through 5 p.m. on May 5, 2017. This deadline is for Texas A&M graduate and undergraduate students who will travel between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2017. Students are limited to one travel award per academic fiscal year.

To be eligible for the award, applicants must:
  • present their research results at a state, national, or international scientific meeting
  • be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at Texas A&M’s College Station campus during the semester in which they apply for the award and attend the conference
  • maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • be engaged in research in the laboratory of an active Sigma Xi member
For additional information, please visit the following link: sigmaxi.tamu.edu/awards
The NSF LSAMP program supports sustained and comprehensive approaches that facilitate achievement of the long-term goal of increasing the number of students who earn doctorates in STEM fields, particularly those from underrepresented populations (URM) in STEM fields.  A major focus of LSAMP is to promote experiential learning in research at the undergraduate level and progression into graduate school. This research grant program is a cooperative partnership between the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the TAMU LSAMP program.
To be eligible, the student must meet the NSF definition of an underrepresented minority and must be conducting undergraduate research in a STEM field (which would be most of our biology and physical science based majors) under the direction of a College faculty member.  Eligible students can apply for $500-$1,000 grants.  If the student conducts the research as an Undergraduate Research Scholar they are eligible to apply for up to $1,000.  If they conduct the research as a one or two semesters 485/491, they can apply for up to $500 funding.  The funding can be used by the faculty advisor and the student for research supplies and materials (but not equipment), travel to meetings to present findings, etc.
To apply for funding, complete the application and consent form and return to Ms. Dawn Kerstetter at dkersetter@tamu.edu
PERG provides research opportunities in public policy and political science.

More Information: perg-tamu.com
Established in 1984, these scholarships are named in honor of Bardin Nelson and Robert Skrabanek who retired at that time after long careers of dedicated teaching, scholarship, and service in the Sociology Department. These scholarships are announced at the Student Recognition and Awards Celebration held in April each year. Depending on available funds, two to four undergraduate scholarships of $500 each are awarded to top performing Sociology majors of junior standing or higher. Awards include the following:
  • Nelson/Skrabanek Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement
  • Nelson/Skrabanek Award for Undergraduate Student Research Excellence
  • Nelson/Skrabanek Award for Undergraduate Internship Excellence

More Information: http://sociology.tamu.edu/html/undergrad-award-research.html
The George Bush Foundation provides annual travel grants to undergraduate and graduate students from each of the academic colleges at Texas A&M University for various educational opportunities. These grants facilitate student travel connected with their research topics (attending academic conferences, research projects or study, or internships in the United States or abroad). Students should contact their academic departments for more information.

See more at: http://bush41.org/grants-awards#sthash.5laWId56.dpuf.


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