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Undergraduate Research

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. 

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Small Discussion

SURE mentees participate in faculty & staff guided group activities on various career-building exercises and topics.

Noel Mireles research presentation

SURE mentee, Noel Mireles, presenting the results of his summer research to his peers and mentors at the end-of-program oral presentation.

Michael Sanchez - SURE Undergraduate Researcher

The SURE program provides a platform upon which to nurture public speaking skills as well as develop invaluable scientific communication skills.

Diego Torres at research site

The SURE program offers the opportunity to conduct research in any environment and to provide students with one-on-one mentoring by TXST faculty.

Research Mentor, Dr. Castro with Undergraduate Researchers, Karina & Kristen

Work alongside actual scientists and form lifelong connections with those individuals who are actively contributing to the scientific community. Join the SURE program!