Tuesday, February 15, 2011

REU

I posted about REU's before. The posting below is from just one of the dozens of opportunities available. If you want a summer research adventure then now is the time to be checking them out and applying.

Texas A&M is offering a summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, which will be held from June 1 to August 5 in College Station.  The theme is Interdisciplinary Research on Imaging and Biomarkers.  The application can be found at:  http://etidweb.tamu.edu/hsieh/REU and the flyer is attached.
 
Activities will include joining a research group led by a faculty mentor, completion of a 10-week research project, and participation in weekly faculty seminars, field trips, and career development workshops.  Students will write a report and present their research to their REU cohort and at an REU poster session on campus. They will also be strongly encouraged to polish their reports after completing the program, with a view toward presenting at a national conference and/or publishing in an academic journal.
 
Each participant will receive a stipend of $450/week for ten weeks. Other benefits include allowances for housing, meals and round trip travel to College Station; 1.0 credit hour of undergraduate course credit; and full access to university recreational facilities.
 
Criteria for selection include: 
  • Desire to participate in research as evidenced by application responses and faculty recommendation;
  • Completion of at least the sophomore year of the curriculum for an academic major in engineering, computer science, or the life sciences;
  • GPA of 3.00 or above (exceptions may be made based on review of an applicant's last 60 hours of coursework);
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its possessions;
  • Plan to graduate no earlier than December 2011.
Students who have limited opportunities to participate in research on their home campuses or who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering and science are highly encouraged to apply.

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