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Summer Programs

What LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research Does in the Summer

LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research is a gateway for information related to summer undergraduate research experiences. LAUNCH: UGR provides information to help coordinate programs, but does not run any specific REU or other summer undergraduate research experiences (SURE).

The difference between REU and other summer undergraduate research experiences (SURE):
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). REU programs have a specific set of guidelines determined by the NSF and PI’s specific grants. There are many other summer undergraduate research experiences (SURE) at Texas A&M run by individual departments. However, these are not called REUs. Other SURE grants also have individual guidelines.

Check out upcoming events and register on our calendar.

Register for the Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session in August!


For Faculty & Staff

  • Coordination Meeting in February
  • Informational Packet in the spring
  • Updated Campus Policies
  • Welcome BBQ in the summer


For Students

  • Professional Development Seminar in the summer
  • Handouts and Welcome Guide
  • Welcome BBQ in the summer
  • Safety Trainings in the summer
  • Tours in the summer
  • Poster Session in August

Faculty & Staff
If you have summer research opportunities, email ugr@tamu.edu with your program name:
  • We can post opportunities on our website
  • We will add you to our listserv
Texas A&M and Non-Texas A&M Students
REU and SURE are open to students in all disciplines and from other institutions. Start looking at our opportunities page early. Many applications are due in January and February.