The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The Center of Excellence in STEM Education

Student Programs

You're taking the first step in learning more about advancing research! Work alongside a faculty member conducting cutting-edge research and simultaneously prepare yourself for your career or further your education for graduate school studies where you can earn a Master's or PhD degree. UTRGV and C-STEM are committed to fostering an environment where research is available to its students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Learn about additional resources for your academic, professional, and career development in the tab "Student Resources".

Read below to find a list of current research opportunities at UTRGV. Click on the program names to visit their website and learn about their application procedures.
Visit the listing of Faculty Research Interests to determine which areas interest you and where you want to make your contribution to advance research! Click on the discipline to read more of the facultys' research interests and to find a match with your interests!

Faculty Research Interests

Student Research Programs at UTRGV

Program Discipline Classification Contact
Engaged Scholarship and Learning All UG Email the Engaged Scholarship and Learning Program
National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (SSTEM) Physics/Chemistry UG Dr. Edgar Corpuz
NSF-LSAMP Summer Research Academy
Deadline: February 14
STEM UG Dr. Cristina Villalobos
Stimulating Hispanic Participation in the Geosciences (SHIP-GEO) STEM Ug & Grad Dr. Chu-Lin Cheng
NSF Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) Engineering UG & Grad Dr. Karen Lozano
Mechanical Engineering
TACFSA USDA Program Biology UG & Grad Dr. Teresa Patricia Feria, Biology
STEP 2 USDA Research Success USDA Program Biology UG & Grad Dr. Michael Persans
RISE Biology Undergraduate Isabel Nicasio
University Transportation Center for Railway Safety
Deadline: January 31
Engineering UG & Grad Dr. C. Tarawneh
Mechanical Engr
Experimental Algebra and Geometry Lab All UG & Grad Dr. Sean Lawton
A PRIME-TIME (APT): A 6-year BS/MD Program Interested in a career in medicine Incoming Freshmen Dr. Hassan Ahmad