Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Eligibility Criteria and Details

Room and board for each participant who needs it will be provided and participants completing the entire program will receive a $5,000 stipend.

Approximately ten students will be selected for participation in the Texas Center for Undergraduate Research at Texas A&M University for the summer site. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible.

  • • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • • Must be an undergraduate student with at least one term remaining before graduation upon completion of the summer program (i.e., graduating no sooner than Fall 2018).
  • • Preferably be from a college or university that is not a Tier 1 research university
  • • Must be majoring in an engineering or closely related discipline, such as physics or chemistry

Details pertaining to the Summer 2017 site are as follows.

  • • 10-week duration for the main REU site
  • • Participants completing the entire program will receive a $5,000 stipend, payable in increments
  • • Travel expenses to and from College Station will be covered in most cases
  • • Room and board for each participant who needs it will be provided
  • • Participants are expected to work at least 40 hours per week on REU-related activities
  • • Field trips, seminars, and campus-wide activities are part of the program
  • • Participants are required to present the results of their work in oral and poster presentations
  • • Repeat participation in a following summer is possible and encouraged

We will try to assign participants to their desired project as closely as possible, but we cannot guarantee that the student will be aligned with their first choice. Selection and matching of projects with students will depend on the applicant pool and availability of projects.

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Dr. Eric L. Petersen
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University
3123 TAMU
College Station, TX 77845


Mission Statement

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) will impact society in two major ways: 1) through the involvement of undergraduate students in scientific research, encouraging them to pursue advanced degrees in science and engineering; and 2) the energy-related research will potentially benefit thousands of people through alternative sources and improved, less-polluting combustion devices.