The A&M-Commerce Department of Physics and Astronomy is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant intended to fund a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) for community college students interested in physics and astronomy.
The 10-week REU program—which runs from June 6 through August 12—will host six students from community colleges in the mid-south region near Northeast Texas, which borders the neighboring states of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
The grant will provide each participant with a $6,000 stipend, housing and travel support to and from Commerce, as well as an observing run at McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas.
Selected participants will work directly with a faculty mentor on a collaborative research project matching the student's specific interests. Additionally, students will attend several social events and field trips to research and industrial institutions in North and East Texas.
Learn more about the summer 2021 physics and astronomy REU. Application deadline is March 31.