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Student Organizations

PREM Student Organization

Picture of PREM students at faculty at the Texas State Hispanic Welcome Reception

Through the PREM Student Organization you'll be exposed to professional development and introduced to opportunities for involvement in materials research on and off campus. You will also have opportunities to get engaged in outreach to the community through fun, hands-on activities.

To be added to the PREM Student Organization email list, please send an email to Dr. Tania Betancourt ( or Dr. Benjamin Martin (

SACNAS Student Organization

The SACNAS Student Organization is a chapter of the national SACNAS organization. Our chapter aims to promote recruitment, retention, excellence, understanding, and appreciation of Hispanics, Chicanos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented minorities in science at Texas State University. The chapter welcomes students of any heritage or race who are committed to promoting science and engineering.

The chapter has biweekly meetings focused on professional development, networking, and connecting you with opportunities for involvement in STEM research and other high impact educational activities. The group also emphasizes outreach to the community through hands-on science demonstrations.

To be added to the SACNAS Student Organization email list, please contact Dr. Tania Betancourt ( or Dr. Ivan Ojeda-Ruiz (

Research Opportunities

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

National Science Foundation logo

Every year, the National Science Foundation sponsors hundreds of REU sites across the U.S. These REU sites provide paid research opportunities to undergraduate students in a vast range of STEM fields. Applications are typically due from January to March and require statements of purpose and letters of recommendation. Individual applications are needed for each REU site. Start your next set of applications during the Christmas break by searching for interesting opportunities at the National Science Foundation REU Site search website.