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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

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

The University of Dayton School of Engineering presents a Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program 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 an engineering faculty member.

S.U.R.E. lasts ten weeks. Students are engaged, approximately, for 28 hours per week in research and 7 hours per week in professional development. 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 attend weekly team lunches and service projects, participate in professional development opportunities offered through this program (e.g., laboratory specific safety training, library research, literature review, and workshops: Design of Experiments, Engineering Outreach, Statistics, Technical Writing), and to prepare and present a poster at the conclusion of S.U.R.E. UD students are required to present their research poster at the Stander Symposium the following spring.

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

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