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Undergraduates are also encouraged to contact faculty directly to discover opportunities for summer research. These contacts generally need to be made by early March at the latest, as many faculty have already made as many commitments as they can by late March or early April. If you are not sure how to go about talking to a faculty member or what to expect, keep an eye out for announcements of the LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research workshop on Getting Started in Research.

General Opportunities and Programs

Ongoing Admissions

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: Ongoing

The Research Intensive Community for Undergraduates Program aims to dramatically increase the number of skilled undergraduate researchers at Texas A&M University by minimizing barriers and maximizing opportunities for cooperative participation of novice and experienced undergraduates on faculty-directed research projects. Peer-mentoring during team research provides novices an induction into the practical knowledge of the science and engineering community at Texas A&M and gives experienced undergraduates opportunity to develop team leadership and management skills.  The vocational preparation that results from participating in extracurricular team research within a network of research intensive communities provides members of the RICU program a competitive edge in a rapidly changing marketplace of knowledge and innovation. The RICU Program does not simply aim to help graduate students with research experience, but rather have undergraduates matriculate from Texas A&M University as working scientists and engineers.

Link: http://ricu.tamu.edu/

Are you offering a research or internship position this summer at Texas A&M, but are worried about providing housing? Fortunately there is on campus housing available for your interns and researchers! Rooms include a full size bed, community study lounge, and a kitchenette. Internship housing is available to students sponsored by a department or faculty/staff member, however it cannot be used for current students that are enrolled for Summer I and Summer II sessions.

For only $46 a night interns and researchers can stay on campus from June 1 August 1​. 

Visit reslife.tamu.edu/guests/conferences/ in order to set up a reservation for your student today!

Please Contact Conference and Guest Services at (979)-845-1279 or conference-services@housing.tamu.edu with any questions.

Upcoming Deadlines

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
Program Dates: May 29 - August 3, 2018

For more information: http://engineering.tamu.edu/easa/programs/usrg

To apply: http://engineering.tamu.edu/easa/programs/usrg/application
Application Deadline: February 10, 2017
Program Dates: May 21 – July 27, 2018

For more information: https://medicine.tamhsc.edu/srp/

To Apply: https://medicine.tamhsc.edu/srp/srp-apply.html
Application Deadline: March 16, 2018
Program Dates: May 30 - June 30, 2018

For more information: http://pvamu.edu/cahs/reeu

To apply: https://www.pvamu.edu/cahs/2016/11/11/reeu-program-application/

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The deadlines for Summer 2017 REUs have passed, but keep an eye on our website in Spring 2018 for information about new TAMU REUs!

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
Program Dates: May 29 – August 1, 2018

Students in biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, biology or any life science are invited to apply for a 10-week summer research program under the direction of the Biochemistry and Biophysics faculty at Texas A&M. Research topics will include structural biology, molecular genetics, genomics, enzymology and biophysics. Students will have weekly meetings, which allows them to explore research opportunities, discussing research ethics, and learn effective oral and written presentation skills. Financial support will include a stipend of $5550, in addition to living expenses on campus, and some assistance with travel expenses.

For more information: http://biochemistry.tamu.edu/academics/summer-undergraduate-research-in-biochemistry/    

To apply: https://apply2.cse.tamu.edu/reu/biochem/Profile.php

Download paper application: https://biochemistry.tamu.edu/academics/summer-undergraduate-research-in-biochemistry/
Application Deadline: February 2, 2018
Program Dates: May 29 – August 3, 2018

The Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation, is serving as a Research Experiences for Undergraduates site during the summer of 2018. This REU site focuses on research in nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with internationally renowned scientists at a major university-based nuclear facility and will gain research experience by carrying out specific projects under the direct supervision of Physics/Chmistry faculty at the Cyclotron Institute. Undergraduate researchers will receive a stipend of $6500 with board and meals provided. Weekly discussions on forefront areas of Nuclear Physics/Nuclear Chemistry will be led by Institute faculty. Students will have the opportunity to share their work via an oral presentation and virtual poster session.

For more information: http://cyclotron.tamu.edu/reu/

To apply: https://cyclotron.tamu.edu/reu-archive/apply.php
Application Deadline: February 9, 2018
Program Dates: May 29 – August 3, 2018

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has received the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Students will get hands-on experience in various materials synthesis and characterization techniques, different types of multifunctional materials, and materials modeling methods such as molecular dynamics to continuum scale constitutive modeling, optimization, advanced finite element-based micro-mechanics, and macroscopic finite element modeling. They will learn how research is conducted, develop experimentation and modeling skills, and learn how to conduct property characterization, analysis, testing and optimization of multifunctional materials and components. The students will be mentored by materials science and engineering faculty and a trained graduate student.

For more information: https://engineering.tamu.edu/materials/reu/about

To apply: https://engineering.tamu.edu/materials/reu/how-to-apply
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Program Dates: May 30 – August 4, 2018

The Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce a new REU Site in astronomical research and instrumentation. During the 10-week summer period, students will conduct astronomical research with Texas A&M faculty and research staff, participate in weekly seminars and group discussions, and attend an observing trip to McDonald Observatory. Possible fields of study in astronomical research include supernova, cosmology, the high-redshift Universe, Dark Energy, the cosmic distance scale, the Milky Way galaxy, and extrasolar planets. In addition, the Munnerlyn Astronomical Instrumentation lab seeks students to participate in designing and building astronomical instrumentation to support these fields of research, for projects in which Texas A&M University is an institutional member: Giant Magellan Telescope, Hobby Eberly Telescope, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and Dark Energy Survey.

For more information: https://mitchell.tamu.edu/reu/

To apply: https://mitchell.tamu.edu/reu/application/
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Program Dates: May 29 – August 3, 2018

For more information: http://www.chem.tamu.edu/reu/

To apply: http://apply2.tamu.edu/reu/chem
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Program Dates: June 4 – August 3, 2018

For more information: https://atmo.tamu.edu/academics/reu/index.html

To apply: http://people.tamu.edu/~korty/reu.html
Application Deadline: February 16, 2018
Program Dates: May 29 - August 3, 2018

The Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) and Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University are proud to announce an REU program that will focus on "Observing the Ocean: hypoxia, harmful algae, oil spills and ocean acidification." Ten students will be introduced to new ocean observing technologies and will use data from ocean observatories, buoys and time series to investigate the ocean.  Students will work with faculty and staff mentors in laboratories and on seagoing projects to acquire the analytical skills for multidisciplinary oceanographic research.

For more information: http://ocean.tamu.edu/academics/reu/index.html

To apply: https://ocean.tamu.edu/academics/reu/application/index.html
Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
Program Dates: Summer 2018

This summer research experience will emphasize aero-propulsion fluids research through computational and experimental activities. For students interested in fluid physics research, this REU will provide experience with cutting-edge research in hypersonic and plasma flow modeling and testing, as well as develop computational and experimental skills with state of the art equipment. Students will take field trips to GE Energy in Houston, Ad Astra Rocket Co near the Johnson Space Center, the Texas A&M Flight Simulator, the Texas A&M Immersive Visualization Center (IVC), the Texas A&M Astronomical Observatory and the Texas A&M Cyclotron.

During the summer research experience, participants will work closely with faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate mentors on current research projects, make short progress presentations to their peers during program meetings, attend presentation skills workshops, make a formal poster presentation of their research experience at the end of the program, and submit a written, final report describing the results of their research. Students should not enroll in additional academic courses during the summer sessions.

For more information: https://engineering.tamu.edu/aerospace/research/reu/aerospace  

To apply: https://apply2.cse.tamu.edu/reu/aero/Profile.php

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.

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