Summer Undergraduate Research Mentored Experience

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Program Overview

Approximate funding required: $4,000 - $6,000

Paid to COURI

  • $600* Program Fee to cover program materials and supplies
  • $1,500 On-Campus Housing
    (late May thru early August)
*Must be paid in advance upon acceptance to the program in order to reserve your slot
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Paid on your own

  • $2,500 for meals and other living expenses
  • $1,500 round trip (international travel) estimate

The Summer Undergraduate Research Mentored Experience (SURME) Program engages highly motivated undergraduate students in 10 weeks of multidisciplinary, hands-on research. Each student is carefully matched with a faculty mentor based on a project of interest. SURME’s holistic approach includes enriching professional development workshops and immersive social/cultural activities. The aim of the program is to encourage students to gain valuable professional skills through immersion in research projects and cultural exchange, enabling them to acquire a deeper understanding of our global connectedness.

The SURME program will provide a cohort of summer participants with a high quality experience that combines education, novel research in state-of-the-art facilities, one-on-one mentoring, and training in other relevant professional skills.

The major emphasis of this program is the research itself and participants will be integrated into the research groups of individual faculty mentors. SURME participants often share common research objectives as well as goals for academic and professional development. Consequently, SURME participants will meet frequently as a group for discussions, training, formal presentations, workshops and seminars. At the end of the program students will present the results of their summer's efforts at our semi-annual COURI Research Symposium.

Program Coordinator

Joseph Ramos - SURME Program Coordinator

Joseph "Joe" Ramos

Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives

(915) 747-6210