Research Experiences for Undergraduates
>> UTEP’s REU program
engages qualified STEM
undergraduate students in research under the guidance of a faculty
mentor. The REU program is a centralized effort that involves
students and faculty from all departments in the Colleges of Science
and Engineering. Eligible students receive a stipend of $375
during the academic year. Qualifying students must be full-time,
majoring in science or engineering, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
In addition to participating in research, students attend personal and
professional development workshops on such topics as applying to
graduate school, surviving graduate school, resume development, summer
REU and internship opportunities, and presentation skills.
Students that take the GRE are reimbursed for the exam fee.
are also expected to apply to off-campus summer research opportunities.
For many students, these research experiences prove to be the first
step on a journey that carries them through college and into graduate
school. Many UTEP students need to work in addition to attending
classes, and this program offers them the opportunity to work
on-campus, in their field of study, and to gain experience and skills
for graduate school and a future career in research.
Since 1995, 304 students have participated in the program.
Approximately 95 percent have either graduated with a baccalaureate
degree in science or engineering or are still pursuing a baccalaureate
degree. Of those who have graduated over 40 percent have either
earned a graduate degree or are currently pursuing a graduate degree.