SURE Program: Introduction


The Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE) allows undergraduate students to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor. Students receive training in the research methods applicable to their research plan, analyze their data and create written and oral presentations of their results. At the end of the summer, each participant takes part in a formal research symposium.

Panels of faculty and graduate students help explore mentoring issues, and make recommendations on how to choose a graduate program and how to balance work and family responsibilities. Speakers address their own involvement in science careers and the requirements for success in their fields. Weekly ethics discussions allow students to explore the ethical aspects of research careers. Awards for scientific posters are made at the end of the program. Approved posters and essays will be published through our program web site.

Funding for SURE is provided through support and contributions from the following partners. 

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Emory Office of Undergraduate Education--SIRE program (SIRE)
Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI)
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS)
Concerned Parents for AIDS Research (CPFA)
Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE)
Center for Stereoselective C-H Functionalization (CCHF)
Emory Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Training Grant (NIH)
Emory FACES grant (NSF)
Emory's Space Radiation Research grant(NASA) and
Individual research faculty mentors