ChARGE is Chemistry at Texas A&M’s Recruitment and Graduate School Experience preview weekend. The program invites highly qualified prospective students to the Texas A&M University flagship campus for a weekend to explore the chemistry graduate program, the University campus, and Bryan/College Station area. Participants will interact with faculty, staff and current graduate students and will be strongly encouraged to apply to and enroll in the Ph.D. program in Chemistry.
December 2, 2016th (travel dates are December 1st and 3rd)
Junior and senior chemistry majors with an interest in graduate school. Preference will be given to students with backgrounds underrepresented in Chemistry, which may include ethnicity, gender, income, first-generation high-school and/or college graduate. Applicants are expected to have at least a 3.0 GPA, research experience, and 2 strong letters of recommendation from chemists. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents attending an accredited 4-year US college or university.
The Department of Chemistry will pay for round-trip domestic airline tickets to College Station, or federal mileage if you choose to drive to College Station; as well as lodging and meals during your stay.
In order to be considered you must submit before the November 14th deadline:
Your personal statement should answer the following questions:
An unofficial transcript is a photo copy or PDF from your student portal of your most recent transcript. It should have grades from the most recent semester completed.
One letter of recommendation should be from your research advisor or academic advisor. Other letters can be from an academic advisor, another chemist, professor or someone who can speak of your passion for Chemistry.
We have arranged for you to stay in a hotel near to campus. You will have a roommate.
If there was a significant reason why you didn’t submit your application materials before the deadline please let us know.