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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.

Pre-Proposal Deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017
Proposal Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017
Interviews: Tuesday-Thursday, November 7-9th, 2017
Website: http://ltjordan.tamu.edu/programs/fellows/

The L.T. Jordan Fellows Program provides highly qualified Texas A&M University undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity for personal enrichment and education through an international research experience. This is achieved by the program participants designing an independent international research project in another country that will enhance their academic or career goals. The program annually selects up to ten qualified students to receive a grant of up to $2,000 with which to assist trip expenses. As a part of the program, the Fellows must prepare their own travel itineraries, description of research activities, budget estimates, and an extensive report and public presentation describing the experience abroad.

This fellowship is designed for individual study or research and is not designed to fund a Study/Internship Abroad program.

Upon returning, each Fellow is required to:

  • Write a 7-20 page report describing the experience.
  • Deliver a 20-30 minute narrated slide presentation (PowerPoint with photographs is suitable) of the cultural experience and research during travel.
Visit http://ltjordan.tamu.edu/programs/fellows/ for more information about eligibility and the application process.

Questions can be directed to Julia Mork (ji-fellows@msc.tamu.edu) or Cory Arcak (coryarcak@tamu.edu).


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

This symposium will feature presentations from alumni of the Hispanic Studies Ph.D program and faculty members in the Hispanic Studies department. This event is ideal for students who have an interest in pursuing a secondary degree in Hispanic Studies. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you have questions about the symposium or would like to register, please email Dr. Alain Lawo-Sukam (lawosukam@tamu.edu) or Dr. Esther Quintana (mequintana@tamu.edu).

Please see flier for details.
Deadline to Apply: November 1, 2017
Event Date:
February 2, 2018
Location: Memorial Student Center
Website: dms.tamu.edu/diversity/tamu-rise/

The Texas A&M Race, Identity & Social Equity (RISE) Program Committee invites proposals for panels, individual papers, and alternative session formats that allow for audience participation and community engagement. We encourage submissions from undergraduates who would like to present research focused in the RISE areas, as well as seek to provide an opportunity for a campus-wide discussion around significant issues of race, identity, and social equity on campus, in the nation, and on a global scale.

To apply, please send the following information in an email to tamurise@tamu.edu:
  • Your name
  • University affiliation
  • If Individual paper: include a one-paragraph abstract and a one-page CV/Resume
  • If Panel proposal: include a brief description of the panel, a one-paragraph abstract for each paper presentation, a one-page CV/Resume for each panel participant.
  • If proposals for alternative format: include one-page description of the session including its format and goals, as well as a one-page CV/Resume for each participant.
  • Indicate Audio/Visual equipment needs.

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 Saturday, 4 November 2017. This deadline is for Texas A&M graduate and undergraduate students who will travel between January 1 and June 31, 2018. 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: http://sigmaxi.tamu.edu/awards/travel-award-2015-doc
The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation is allocating $2100 for College of Liberal Arts’ undergraduate students to support their undergraduate travel for research-related purposes between January 1, 2018 and December 15, 2018. The maximum allowance per student is $750.
The purposes for these grants are limited to:
•presenting a paper at a conference
•conducting field or archival research
•or other research activities that require domestic or international travel

Attached are the Undergraduate Travel Grant Application, the CLA-Bush Undergraduate Travel Grant Student Agreement, and the Undergraduate Travel Grant Guidelines.  Please note that that the Undergraduate Travel Grant Application and the Student Travel Grant Agreement forms must be returned electronically to me, l-dorsey@tamu.edu, by the due dates listed below.
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


Disclaimer: The undergraduate research opportunities 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.

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