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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.

Programs and General Opportunities

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/

Upcoming Deadlines

Deadline: March 30, 2017

To Apply: http://pvamu.edu/cahs/reeu

Program Dates: June 1 – June 30, 2017

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Students will be teamed to pursue an independent research project under the guidance of faculty mentors. Invited faculty mentors from around the country will provide research training and hands-on mentoring. Using web and mobile programming, HPC and supercomputing, social media, volunteered geographic information and BIG data, students will collaboratively pose, execute, and evaluate research projects resulting in research advances in CyberHealthGIS.
This REU is aimed at students who are interested in research in public health, geography and GIS, computer science and engineering, and particularly those with a passion for using developing and/or using technology across any of these domains.
Students who participate will receive a salary, paid room and living expenses and access to cutting edge research labs.

To Apply: http://cyberhealthgis.tamu.edu/application/

REU Dates: May 29 - August 4, 2017
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Choose one of three projects:

Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry
Systems of polynomial equations occur in applications ranging from cryptology to the navigation of space-craft. This REU focuses on recent algorithms advances coming from tropical geometry that yield tremendous speed-ups over earlier methods based on commutative algebra. Students in this program will investigate mathematical models from three areas of mathematical biology: biochemical reaction networks, immunology, and neuroscience. The emphasis will be on systems amenable to analysis by algebraic and combinatorial methods. Interested students can also explore recent connections to complexity theory. No background in biology is required, and all projects are accessible to undergraduate participants.

Mathematical Modeling in Biology
In this interdisciplinary program, we explore mathematical aspects of a wide variety of models arising in mathematical ecology and mathematical physiology. In the modeling of complex ecosystems, the main emphasis is the impact of changes in the landscape topology on populations, including its distribution and dynamics. Two subareas are emphasized - deterministic modeling using differential equations and stochastic modeling using techniques from statistics. Knot theory, braid group representations and Galois theory are some of the main topics involved. Students with interest in any of these areas are encouraged to apply. The emphasis will be given to the algebraic aspects of these problems. No background in quantum computation is required.

Number Theory
  • Much of modern number theory revolves around two different types of functions: L-functions and modular forms. The participants of this REU will have a variety of options to explore this beautiful area of number theory at an accessible level. Based on the interests of the participants, possible projects could include:
    • Studying zeros of modular forms
    • Developing numerical tools to study modular forms
    • Studying central values of L-functions of modular forms
    • Studying rational points on elliptic curves
To Apply: https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/503
If you have any questions or concerns, email Donna Hoffman at donna@math.tamu.edu

REU Dates: May 30 – July 21, 2017
Deadline: February 15, 2017

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.

To Apply: http://ocean.tamu.edu/academics/reu/index.html

REU Dates: May 30 – August 4, 2017
Deadline: February 15, 2017

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.

To apply: https://mitchell.tamu.edu/reu/

REU Dates: May 30 – August 4, 2017
Deadline: February 15, 2017

To Apply: http://www.met.tamu.edu/academics/reu/index.html
Deadline: February 28, 2017

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.

To Apply: https://engineering.tamu.edu/aerospace/research/reu/aerospace

REU Duration: 10 weeks

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