Research at Texas A&M

Texas A&M University is one of the world’s leading research institutions. Students and faculty at Texas A&M are making significant contributions to scholarship and discovery, creating new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting in economic benefits to the state, nation and world.

As a graduate or professional student, you’ll have opportunities to participate in research you’re passionate about — and that makes our world a better place. You’ll work alongside expert faculty and talented peers, preparing for a leadership position in academia, industry, public service or wherever your career takes you.

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Research Opportunities for Graduate Students

Texas A&M’s rare triple designation as a land-, sea- and space-grant institution reflects the broad scope of its research, which includes ongoing projects funded by prominent and diverse agencies such as NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education.

With diverse funding sources and a range of research areas to choose from, graduate and professional students like you can turn your research passions into impactful outcomes. 

Not only can your research contribute to the greater good but it can also create opportunities to work alongside distinguished faculty and prepare you for a successful career. When you join the Aggie family, the connections and skills you build through things like research can make all the difference in your personal and professional life.

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RESEARCH IN AGGIE LIFE

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My First International Conference

Finland is currently the happiest country in the world@overtaking Norway and ahead of Denmark and Iceland. For years, I had been dreaming of ways to make more affordable building materials. I had encountered clients who were scraping to achieve their dreams of building a house. Slowly I came to understand that building was a gift. Many had resources but were not interested and some had a little but went at length to erect a structure. For the latter, a way to provide streams of resources to achieve their dreams is necessary. The construction industry accounts for 13% of the world@s gross domestic product (GDP) and is expected to increase to 15% by 2020.

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Three Sites in Billings, Montana

This past weekend, I presented my current research at the Mountain-Plains Museums Association@s annual conference in Billings, Montana. This is my first time to visit the State of Montana and I want to introduce you to three wonderful sites in Billings, Montana@s largest city. @

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Do More Than Work During Your Internship

This summer I had the opportunity to intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Internships are wonderful opportunities to not only gain work experience, but also discover new places. During the week-days I studied chemistry and performed research, and on the weekends I learned history and explored the @Land of Enchantment@.

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Presenting Your Research

You are likely a current or prospective graduate student if you@re reading this blog. The main focus of your degree plan is beyond simply learning in the classroom, your role is to conduct research. Whether your research focus is in a laboratory, on the computer, data analysis or a comprehensive literature review- research is essential to your graduate program...

The ARP Research-Intensive Community Model was developed to bring together grad students and postdocs who are seeking research leadership opportunities with undergraduates seeking research opportunities.
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Our students conduct important, meaningful research that impacts the state, nation and world.
Dr. George Cunningham
Sr. Assistant Dean, Graduate and Professional School
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Undergraduate Research

It’s Never Too Early to Start Your Research

Are you an undergraduate student considering graduate or professional school? One of the best things you can do to prepare is to dive into a research project in your field. When you do, you’ll learn research best practices, build relationships with esteemed faculty and gain a deeper understanding of your field. We’ve included some opportunities below you can explore to get started.

LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research

LAUNCH provides high-impact educational experiences such as undergraduate research, enriching the student experience and improving outcomes.

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SURE: Summer Undergraduate Research

Individual departments at Texas A&M fund summer undergraduate research experiences in a variety of disciplines each year.

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REU: Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Participants are granted stipends and work closely with faculty on research in areas funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Learn how undergraduate student Dillon Jones is making the most of his time in Aggieland by participating in research.

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IN NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FUNDING

Higher Education Research & Development NSF Survey, 2018

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IN TOTAL RESEARCH EXPENDITURES IN THE NATION

Higher Education Research & Development NSF Survey, 2018

$1.31B

IN RESEARCH EXPENDITURES IN FISCAL YEAR 2020

Higher Education Research & Development NSF Survey, 2020

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