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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.  

>> Students 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.

Research Experience for Undergraduates
The University of Texas at El Paso

Engineering 301

El Paso TX 79968-9991

Phone: (915) 747-8888

Fax: (915) 747-5243


Program Inactive
Last updated: 1 April 2011