Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.)

Thinking Research? Be S.U.R.E.

Fellows

Student applications are now closed. They will reopen December 1. 

The University of Dayton School of Engineering's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.) program has been designed to provide an opportunity for undergraduate engineering students who are rising sophomores through seniors to engage in meaningful, hands-on basic and applied research with a University engineering faculty member.

This program lasts ten weeks, during which time the student is engaged in approximately 28 hours per week in research and 7 hours per week in professional development, totaling 35 hours/week. Students may not be engaged in any employment or courses that preclude them from participating Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The exact start and end dates for this program can be negotiated between the faculty mentor and student but will be open from May through August, yearly.

Students are provided a $5000 fellowship payable at the beginning of the program. On-campus housing may be available for participants — details are being finalized.

Students are expected to participate in additional professional development opportunities offered through this program as well as to prepare and present a poster at the conclusion of their research experience. Additionally, UD students are required to present their research poster at the Stander Symposium the following spring.

Professional development activities can include: Laboratory specific safety training, library research and literature review, various workshops such as Design of Experiments, Engineering Outreach, Statistics, Technical Writing, as well as weekly team lunches and weekly service projects. 

WHO CAN APPLY: Internal candidates must have completed their first year at UD or the Sinclair Academy. External candidates must be rising seniors in their respective programs.

DEADLINE: Student applications for next summer are available from December 1 through January 31, yearly. Please check back then. 

 


Faculty

Faculty applications are now closed. Please check back when they reopen in October.

Tenure and non-tenure School of Engineering faculty:  Are you interested in the School's S.U.R.E. program for summer research? Our next program will run from late May through early August. Applicants will be selected by committee and informed by early December.


CONTACT

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.)

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254
937-229-2736
Email