The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program is created to assist in formalizing existing opportunities and to expand participation of undergraduate students in faculty-led research projects.
The pilot program during the summer of 2018 included students from all four UM-Dearborn colleges which were funded by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, with supplemental funding from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
The goal of the SURE Program is to expose undergraduate students to potential educational and research-oriented career paths and provide them with guidance in the practice of research. These goals are accomplished through faculty mentorship and training while students participate in a faculty member’s research or scholarly project.
A SURE Faculty Workshop took place on Wednesday, February 20 from 12:30-2:30 pm in the Library to offer an overview of the SURE program and important information regarding the faculty mentoring role (lunch is included!) This workshop featured a faculty panel presentation to discuss the benefits and challenges related to working with undergraduate students.