Texas A&M accepting applications for CS, CE research experiences for undergrads

February 20, 2013 — We are pleased to announce the 2013 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program for computer science and computer engineering students. We expect to have NSF funding for an additional 10 spots for students to work on topics in Computing for Disasters, specifically in intelligent systems and robotics, human-centered systems, systems and security, and theoretical foundations. Several projects will investigate human-robot interaction topics ranging from social robotics, neurocognitive models, and interface design.

The application deadline is March 1, 2013.

During this 10-week summer program, students will:

  • Participate in the 2013 Summer Institute at Disaster City working along side responders, industry, faculty, and agencies to learn what the real problems are in emergency management,
  • Be embedded with faculty and graduate students defining, conducting, and presenting a research project,
  • Attend formal seminars and informal brown-bags given by faculty, industry, and graduate student mentors designed to give students the advantage in going to graduate school and pursuing a career in high-tech,
  • Tour Texas A&M laboratories and NASA Johnson Space Center, and
  • Join in weekly social functions with other REU students and faculty and graduate students

Selected participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, on-campus housing or allowance, $1,000 meal allowance, and actual travel costs. Participants must be computer science and computer engineering majors from computer science, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, or clearly related departments. Students must be a US citizen or permanent resident to apply. International students are NOT eligible for this program.

More information about the program, including sample project descriptions, can be found at: Applicants will be matched to projects at the time of an offer so that they will know specifically what they are doing.