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What is TEJAS?

TEJAS -- which stands for Texas Excellence in Jobs And Services -- is a program designed to make undergraduate research more accessible and equitable to CNS undergraduate students, especially for individuals from low-income backgrounds. TEJAS also focuses on providing students with professional skills and development in preparation for careers in STEM with a strong focus on striving for diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM. We achieve this by supporting students in finding research opportunities, offering financial support for doing research, and working side by side with students as they explore and develop as a future STEM professional.

TEJAS has grown into a community of College of Natural Sciences (CNS) undergraduate students that represent many STEM disciplines and are from across all stages of a college career. Everyone in the TEJAS community brings their own unique backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and interests to collectively create a rich and diverse group of individuals into a common space where they can share, learn and grow together. Students in the TEJAS community engage in a variety of scientific research experiences, and leverage these experiences to explore and develop their professionalism.

We are not currently accepting new TEJAS Applicants for spring 2023. However, please fill out this Student Interest Survey to get on our mailing list, and check back soon as positions may open up.

When open, please ensure you have THIS information prepared in advanced of applying.

For more information on TEJAS such as eligibility criteria and the application process, please read the sections below.