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


2017 Summer Luncheon Series

All workshops are held in room 503 of the Blocker Building (BLOC) and are from noon to 1 pm.

Date Topic Speaker
June 6 Welcome Lunch / Learn how to get the most out of your REU experience! Kristin S. Harper, Executive Director for Undergraduate Studies, and Dr. Ginger E. Carney, Associate Dean, College of Science
June 13 Graduate School Experiences Graduate Student Panel
June 20 How to Fund Graduate Studies Dr. Shannon Walton, Director, Recruiting and Student Success, Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
July 11 Success Strategies for Minority Scholars Dr. Sumana Datta, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Executive Director, LAUNCH
July 18 Graduate School 101 Dr. Sumana Datta, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Executive Director, LAUNCH

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. Ginger Carney, Associate Dean for Assessment 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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