REU Opportunity in Applied Computing Research in Unmanned Aerial Systems

Type of Opportunity
Date Posted
February 3, 2021
Current Opportunity
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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi REU in Applied Computing Research in Unmanned Aerial Systems

  • REU Opportunity in Applied Computing Research in Unmanned Aerial Systems - sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Location: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Date: June 1, 2021 - August 7, 2021
  • Deadline: MARCH 12, 2021

Each participant will receive training for research in Unmanned Aerial Systems and their applications as well as receive $6,000 as stipend and also allowances for meals, travel, and other expenses. Housing or housing allowance will be provided for students participating from distant institutions. More details are provided below on program overview, benefits and application process. Additional information can be found at: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a Hispanic Serving as well as a Minority Serving Institution.


The program offers a unique opportunity to undergraduate students nation-wide, particularly to the students of under-represented groups, to participate in applied computing research in unmanned aerial systems and their applications. The objective of the program is to provide participants unique research experiences in a stimulating environment that will involve developing secure, autonomous UAS technology and using them for knowledge discovery. The focus of this REU is to seek solutions to facilitate collection, storage, and analysis of data on the coastal environment of the Gulf of Mexico, particularly in South Texas through developing algorithms and software systems. Approximately ten students will be supported for a 10-week program from June 1, 2021 to August 7, 2021.

Note: The Summer 2021 REU program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be virtual.


  • A student will gain experience in applied computing research in unmanned aerial systems and their applications.
  • Students will receive mentoring from experienced research faculty
  • Students will be informed about graduate schools and financial opportunities such fellowships, scholarships, and assistantships to support graduate education
  • Students will receive $6,000 as stipend ($600 a week)
  • A travel allowance to come to and return from the site
  • Furnished housing or housing allowance will be provided
  • Expenses for meals (a fixed amount per day) will be provided for all participating students


  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States (Students from underrepresented minority groups such as Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans, and women are strongly encouraged to apply)
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student (Preference category: Computer science students in junior or senior year), and not graduating before December 2021.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher


The online application and forms can be found at:

An application must include a completed application form, essay, unofficial copies of transcripts and two letters of recommendation.

Application Deadline: March 12, 2021
For more information:

Dulal C. Kar, Ph.D.
Department of Computing Sciences
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5824
(361) 825-5878