The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is a grant-based summer program held by universities across the nation to enhance undergraduate participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research. For eight to 10 weeks, REU students participate in real-world scientific investigations under the guidance of a faculty mentor and receive both a stipend and housing for the duration of the program.
Undergraduate research training is indispensable and helps students market their skills in the workplace or graduate school.
Summer 2020 AGLS REU program at Texas A&M University
May 26 – July 29, 2020
Students participate in a 10-week summer research program under the direction of faculty of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. The projects portal has descriptions of research projects available for summer 2020. The project list is not exhaustive. If you are interested in a specific research area and don’t see it, then please reach out to the program directors so we can determine if we have a project for you.
Students will have discussions at weekly meetings with faculty and the program directors to explore groundbreaking research, responsible conduct in research, future research opportunities, and opportunities to learn about and practice using effective oral and written presentation skills. Financial support will include a competitive stipend, living expenses (housing plus a food stipend), tuition, and assistance with travel expenses.
The program seeks undergraduate students majoring in agricultural or life science majors. Undergraduate students who are passionate about becoming scientists in the research areas impacting agricultural sciences and life sciences are encouraged to apply. Our funds can be used to support U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. The AGLS REU program at Texas A&M University is committed to providing research opportunities for students who do not have research opportunities at their home institution and those from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences.
The application deadline is February 1, 2020.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences currently offers REU programs in:
- Agricultural systems
- Agricultural leadership
- Animal science
- Plant sciences
- land & wildlife management
- recreation sciences
- crop sciences, and more.