McMurry Computer Science and Physics students secure REU positions

  Gary Ellison
  Monday, May 12, 2014 3:33 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

McMurry University students Ricky Garcia (Physics) and David Charles (Computer Science) have both secured funded research positions for the summer.

REU stands for Research Experiences for Undergraduates,  and the purpose is to involve groups of undergraduate students in research supervised by a faculty members working on a federally funded project.   The REU positions are competitive, and students must apply by submitting personal statements, transcripts, and letters of reference from McMurry faculty.  The selected students will spend the full summer working on their project with housing and a living stipend provided by the host institution.

Charles will be working at Texas Tech in the field of Declarative Programming and Healthcare/Space Exploration.  He will have opportunities to visit well known labs at Texas Tech, local hospitals, a NASA-sponsored research lab, and companies in the areas of Cybersecurity, Energy, Healthcare and Space Exploration.

Garcia hasn’t been assigned his project yet, but he will be working in the area of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M in College Station.  This field deals with product improvement, manufacturing, and automation as well as the data processing, quality assurance, and supply chain management aspects necessary to distribute technological products.

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