Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program

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.

"Understanding the research process by experiencing it firsthand helps students to understand the importance of research and the work involved. For me it showed me that research is an area I would like to be doing as a career."

- Kyle Ralston, 2019 SURE participant

SURE 2021

For the 2021 virtual SURE program, there was a faculty informational session that took place in February that shared information about the faculty mentoring role, as well as the benefits and challenges related to working with undergraduate students. Applications were accepted through March 15, 2021, and we will add the recipients below when they are all confirmed.

If you have additional questions, please email the SURE faculty committee at

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