The mission of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) is to provide opportunities for students majoring in science, mathematics or engineering to apply research methods and techniques by working closely with faculty on challenging scientific problems.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a 6-8 week non-residential research program open to UVI students majoring in science, mathematics or engineering. The length of the research experience will be agreed upon by the student and faculty mentor. Through a competitive selection process, students will be chosen and paired with faculty members doing research in an area of interest to the student. Each participant will receive a competitive stipend for their summer work. Program dates typically coincide with UVI's Summer Session II.
To be eligible for SURE, students:
- Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Must submit a complete ECS application
- Must apply to other off island research opportunities
- Must provide proof of US citizenship of permanent residence*
How does one apply?
Submit a complete ECS application (available on the ECS Homepage) by February 28th. If there are any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the College of Science and Math - ECS Program by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 693-1249.
Who are potential research mentors?
Current UVI professors can serve as research mentors during the summer. We recommend you visit the online UVI Directory of Science and Math faculty to view their employee profiles. You can read about their expertise, research interests, and publications, if available. Try setting up an appointment to meet and talk about potential research projects.
Funding for this program is provided through a grant from the National Science Foundation's HBCU-UP program. Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) promotes excellence in Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Technology fields, and through research experiences.
*International students may be eligible if special funding becomes available.