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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

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

The University of Dayton’s School of Engineering’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 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 per 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.

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.

" . . . I think this was a unique opportunity, and I was able to build some relationships and do work that really mattered. I feel in a better position for Grad School after this experience, and I think that's really beneficial."

S.U.R.E. Fellow


of our participants say S.U.R.E. contributed to their growth as a scholar.


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

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254