The REU summer research program focuses on interdisciplinary projects in sustainable chemistry. In our program, students become full members of a research group, carrying out fundamental research on topics that span the chemical sciences. Students will participate in a Sustainable Chemistry workshop and professional development focused on Science Communication.
Most students find the REU summer research 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, learning about many aspects of effective science communication. Students in the Chemistry REU will interact with students in other undergraduate research programs across campus and will receive personal mentoring from faculty, graduate students, and industrial chemists.
This is a competitive program open to undergraduate chemistry majors (or closely related fields) enrolled in 4-year U.S. colleges and universities other than Texas A&M who have completed at least their first year with a 3.0 GPA or better with strong letters of recommendation. Students must have completed at least 2 semesters of college chemistry including laboratories.
We welcome applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, and veterans.
More information and the link to the application can be found here: https://www.chem.tamu.edu/reu/
Additional Salary Information: + free housing
+ one credit of summer research, with tuition and required fees paid by the program
+ travel allowance
+ $500 debit card to be used toward meals
About Texas A&M University Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University is composed of a cadre of faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, academic advisors, scientific and technical staff, who have a shared purpose of translating our passion for chemistry to young scholars at all levels in many scientific fields. The research which keeps our department at the forefront of emerging fields in energy, materials, synthesis and properties of new molecules, has important application in disciplines such as medicine and engineering. This research is central to the mission of a university, which is to develop and transfer new knowledge. Together with classroom instruction, advising by professionally trained chemists, research and mentorship, an elite college atmosphere exists amongst our ca. 350 undergraduate majors. Our graduate program, ca. 270 students, has been consistently ranked in the top 10 public institutions, and ca. 20th overall by US News and World Report. We also host ~70 postdoctoral research fellows and many visiting international scholars who contribute to the vibrancy of our research efforts. Our reputation and national rankings reflects the scientific productivity of our research groups, the... quality of our facilities, and our extensive external funding.
We embrace diversity in all its forms and believe that working with people from different cultures and backgrounds enriches our experience and contributes to excellence in teaching, learning and research. Our department is committed to promoting a climate that is welcoming and celebrates our differences. We invite you to explore our website, which we hope conveys the excitement that we have for our discipline. Please feel free to contact me or any one of my colleagues.
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