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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Tenure and non-tenure School of Engineering faculty and UDRI Research Professionals — Are you interested in the School of Engineering SURE program for summer research? 

Become a Faculty Mentor

The University of Dayton SURE program is an opportunity for undergraduate engineering and engineering technology majors to spend 10 weeks working with faculty on a research project.

School of Engineering faculty mentors guide students through a project that aligns with faculty interest but is a project completely their own.


  • Students: Receive $5,500 each
  • Faculty: Receive mentor training and limited funds for research consumables

What does it look like?

  • Program length: 10 weeks (over a 12-week period)
  • Weekly time commitment: Faculty average 10 hours; students spend 28 hours in research and 7 hours in professional development and community outreach.
  • Where: Your research facility
  • Commitments: Faculty attend mentor training, provide safety training for your student researcher(s), conduct weekly meetings with your student and your research time.
  • Who can apply? Full-time UD School of Engineering faculty (tenure and non-tenure track)


Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254