SURE Students Share Experiences
Definition of Undergraduate Research: An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. Students who participate in undergraduate research shift from being a member of a community learning about science to being in a community of practice of those doing science. - Council on Undergraduate Research
STEM Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
The STEM Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program offers first-generation and Federal Pell Grant-eligible students the opportunity to participate in a ten-week intensive research experience, mentored by Texas State faculty. Students will spend up to one week in orientation, a minimum of eight weeks conducting research, and one week preparing to present their research at a recognition ceremony. .
SURE is a key component of the HSI STEM IMPACT Program and Quality Enhancement Plan 2020 at Texas State University hosted by University College.
- First-hand experience in a research setting
- Mentorship offered by STEM faculty and staff
- Develop marketable skills and career readiness
- Convene with community scholars and research teams
- $17.50 hourly pay to complete research
- Individualized advising and academic coaching
- Costs for required lab and poster presentation materials covered
Enrolled as a STEM major – Major must be within the College of Science & Engineering
Minimum 2.75 TXST GPA
Completion of at least 24 credit hours at TXST
Must meet one of the two following criteria:
Demonstrate financial need in one of the following ways:
Be Pell grant eligible
Have been awarded Federal work-study
Have been awarded Perkins Loan
Have been awarded Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Be a first-generation student
First-generation students are those whose parents have never earned a bachelor's degree but may have some postsecondary experience.
Students interested in participating in the 2018 SURE Program must attend an informational session to receive more information about eligibility requirements, required documentation, and letter of interest information. Informational sessions will be held on the following dates and times:
Thursday, October 26th @ 12pm - UAC 124
Wednesday, November 1st @ 12pm - LBJSC 3-14.1
Monday, November 13th @ 2pm - ELA 222
Wednesday, January 31st @ 3pm - UAC 124
Click here to register for a one-hour informational session.
Tuesday, November 28th, 12pm - 1pm in UAC 124
Wednesday, January 17th, 1pm - 2:30pm in UAC 142
Wednesday, January 17th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm in UAC 142
Tuesday, January 23rd, 4pm - 5pm in UAC 124
Friday, February 9th, 12pm - 1pm in UAC 124
Wednesday, February 14th @ 10am - UAC 124
Sign up for a one-hour workshop to learn how to prepare a letter of interest.
Submit Letter of Interest
2018 SURE Applications available on November 3, 2017.
» Apply for the SURE program
» Submit a letter of interest
Complete SURE application packet due February 19, 2018.
Applicants notified of acceptance by April 2, 2018.