The second Student Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) applications are now open, and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) encourages students from all majors to apply. The SURI program offers about a dozen or so undergraduate students the chance to conduct research during the summer under the guidance of a faculty mentor who shares the same area of interest in a particular field of study.
The mission statement for the program states: “SURI aims to enrich the undergraduate experience and encourages students to grow beyond consumers of information into creators of knowledge. SURI sets the stage for students to pursue scholarship, research, and creative activities that broaden their academic experience and prepares them for active engagement in their chosen field.” [pullquote align=”center”]The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) encourages students from all majors to apply.[/pullquote]
The summer program runs from May 26 to June 25. SURI students will receive meals, on campus housing, access to research and recreational facilities, and a stipend of $1,500. Also during the program, students will attend weekly workshops to develop essential research skills. In the fall, the SURI students will present their research and findings at all fall symposium specifically for student research.
Each year, the Council of Undergraduate Research elects two SURI students to serve on the West Chester University Council of Undergraduate Research for a one- year term to help promote student research on campus. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ORSP can help students seeking external grant funding for their research.
Applications for the program are due March 6.
Adam Farence is a fourth-year student majoring in history and French. He can be reached at AF764146@wcupa.edu.