REU Summer Scholars Program

The REU Summer Scholars Program is a university-wide optional supplement to your summer research undergraduate experience intended to help ethnic minority students build a community.

Former Cyclotron Institute Summer REU Program participant Louis Cooper (Florida A&M University)

Get connected within your community!

Texas A&M University is renowned for its highly motivated students and faculty, world-class research facilities, and outstanding undergraduate programs. Take advantage of all three resources by participating in a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program and further leverage them by joining the Summer Scholars Program, which helps ethnic minority REU students across Texas A&M find common ground as a community within a community.


Apply First, Then Email Us!

REU programs are highly competitive, often attracting applicants worldwide. Hundreds of students might apply for any given program, but only a dozen or so will be hand-selected by program directors to participate — a prerequisite for Summer Scholars involving two simple steps:

  1. Apply directly to your REU program of interest. Here’s a list of those in Texas A&M Science
  2. Once accepted, send an email to REU@science.tamu.edu to let us know you’re interested in joining Summer Scholars

Lunch & Learn

Summer Scholars are encouraged to attend free informal lunch discussions featuring university administrators and other special guests who present on a variety of topics and focus areas, including:

Finding money for graduate school

Effective presentation skills to get the next job, grant or internship.

Cultural connections such as Hispanic and Black Association of Former Students Networks

What do to for fun? on campus and in the College Station/Bryan area


2018 Summer Luncheon Series

All workshops are held in Room 203 of the Mitchell Physics Building (MPHY) and are from noon to 1 pm.

Date Topic Speaker
June 5 Welcome Luncheon / Making the Most of Your REU Experience! Kristin S. Harper, Executive Director for Undergraduate Studies, and Dr. Sherry Yennello, Associate Dean, College of Science
June 12 Leadership Dr. C.J. Woods, Associate Vice President, Student Affairs
June 19 How to Fund Graduate Studies Dr. Shannon Walton, Director, Recruiting and Student Success, Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
June 26 Graduate School 101 Dr. Sumana Datta, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Executive Director, LAUNCH
July 3 Experiences of a Scholar of Color in a Predominately White Institution Dr. Christine Stanley, Professor of Higher Education Administration and Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity Emerita
July 10 How to Get into Graduate School Dr. Mark Zoran, Acting Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies and Associate Dean, College of Science
July 17 Graduate School Experiences Graduate Student Panel
July 24 Presenting Your Research TBA

Get with the Program

Go beyond the research-relevant basics and gain exposure to professional development, social activities, and other events equally vital to your professional and personal growth.

Got Questions? Contact Us

Dr. Sherry Yennello, Associate Dean for Diversity and College Climate, (979.845.7361)


We’d like to thank the following sponsors of the REU Summer Scholars program:

College of Science
517 Blocker
TAMU 3257 | 979-845-7361
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