The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University is the home of this Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site, with Dr. Eric Petersen as the principal investigator. Although based in Mechanical Engineering, the research supervisors within this REU site hail from disciplines within the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) that also include Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, and Aerospace Engineering. The main, 10-week summer sites are held at the main Texas A&M University campus located in College Station, TX. Also included as a part of this REU site are year-round research experiences by undergraduate students at Texas A&M.
This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site is sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), with Esther Bolding as the program monitor. Through REU grants, NSF provides federal funding to university investigators on a competitive basis with the goal of encouraging undergraduate students in science and engineering to obtain advanced degrees in their respective research areas.