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Want to Join an Innovation[X] Team?

The Innovation[X] Program provides students the opportunity to be a part of a faculty-led, research project focused on creating solutions that will have an impact on the community, nation, and the world. This year’s selected projects range from detection of airborne bacteria, to real-time analytics for data visualization, to innovation in sustainability through carbon neutrality.

Each I[X] team must include a multidisciplinary team of 10-15 students consisting of both undergraduate and graduate students from across the university. Students selected to join a team will have the opportunity to engage in a transformational learning experience collaborating with interdisciplinary teams from a diverse set of majors.

Students can apply for up to 3 I[X] projects, but can only commit to being a team member on 1 project.

Some potential benefits to joining an I[X] Team:

  • May qualify as an internship
  • Some projects pay student stipends
  • May be eligible for research credit

Learn more about the Innovation[X] program through our past projects by visiting our virtual poster gallery, watching our I[X] videos, or visiting the past projects page.

Questions? Please contact Emily Finbow, Assistant Director, at

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Frequently Asked Questions

Student Eligibility
  • Incoming freshman, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students of any major and from any Texas A&M University school or college are welcome to apply.
Maximum Number of Projects
  • Each applicant can apply for up to three (3) Innovation[X] projects in any given cycle.
  • All three (3) project choices should be made in one application.
  • Students do not need to fill out separate applications for each project.
  • Students can only commit to participating as an official team member for one (1) Innovation[X] project, even if they are offered spots on more than one team.
Student Selection

Faculty team leaders and contributors review student applications and invite selected students to participate in their projects.

Project Timing
  1. Student applications are typically accepted through August.
  2. Student selection typically occurs late summer/early fall.
  3. Each project runs one academic year, beginning in early September.

Innovation[X] By The Numbers

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Students ranged from undergraduate freshman to PhD students, and everything in between.

Majors Represented

Common majors included Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Public Health, Meteorology, Geophysics, Business, Management of Information Systems, Finance, Economics, Sociology, and Psychology.

Colleges or Schools Represented

Public Health, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Mays Business, and Science were represented by at least 10 students each.

Innovation[X] Program Overview

The Innovation[X] Program is an opportunity to engage a broad array of students in a transformative learning project and explore translating research into actions that will have an impact on the community, nation, and the world.  

Teams must consist of an interdisciplinary set of faculty members and a multidisciplinary team of 10-15 students, both undergraduate and graduate, from across the university.

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