NSF-REU Summer Research Program at TAMU

NSF-REU Summer Research Program

Program Dates: May 31 – August 5, 2016.

Application window: December 15, 2015 – February 15, 2016.

The program, funded by the National Science Foundation, focuses on interdisciplinary projects in biological, green, and materials chemistry. In our program, students become full members of a research group, carrying out fundamental research on topics that span the chemical sciences.  Most students find the program to be a useful way to explore the graduate school experience at a top Chemistry program. Our faculty have an outstanding record of providing students rewarding summer research experiences, usually resulting in co-authorship on publications and/or presentations. In addition to the focus on individual research projects, students will participate in weekly career development seminars, highlighted by a Career Day with Ph.D. chemists speaking about their career paths.  Students in the Chemistry REU will interact with students in other undergraduate research programs across campus.

Students receive:

  • a stipend of $5000
  • free housing.
  • Travel allowance
  • $500 debit card to be used toward meals.

Who is Eligible?

This is a competitive program open to undergraduate chemistry majors enrolled in 4-year U.S. Universities  other than Texas A&M who have completed their second or third year with a 3.0 GPA or better with strong letters of recommendation. Students must have completed 2 semesters of general chemistry and general laboratory, 2 semesters of organic chemistry and organic laboratory, and preferably 2 upper level chemistry courses, which typically include any of the following: analytical, spectroscopy, instrumental analysis, advanced organic, physical chemistry, biochemistry.

We welcome applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups, including minorities and women.

How Do I Apply?

Application window: December 15, 2015 – February 15, 2016.

Apply online at apply2.tamu.edu/reu/chem

The following documents are required for your application to be reviewed.

  • Completed online application including statement of purpose and unofficial transcript with Fall grades
  • 2 letters of recommendation

See Personal Statement Pointers (page 10) for tips about what to include in your personal statement.

Questions may be directed to Ms. Marylin Warren at reu@chem.tamu.edu or 979-845-0520.

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