SURP Program

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2015 SURP Students

Pictured above: The 2015 SURP students.

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

Offered by the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, this 10-week program gives undergraduate students the chance to partner with a member of the Chemistry graduate faculty in analytical, biochemistry, biogeochemistry, bioinorganic, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.

Application Details

  • The application to try for the summer of 2017 program is not yet available. Applications are typically due in February and spots will be awarded based on a competitive evaluation of academic performance, transcript, personal statement and letters of recommendation.

  • Applicants must be undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry/Molecular Biology who have completed at least two years of college level chemistry and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

  • SURP Award winners are expected to complete a total of 10 weeks, approximately 40 hours per week, between May 31 and August 5.

  • Each participant is awarded $4,300. Housing, health insurance and transportation are not included in this award.

  • Preference is given to students completing their third year of Chemistry or Biochemistry/Molecular Biology curriculum, planning to attend graduate school and those that have not previously received a SURP award.

  • In addition to working on their research, participants attend weekly seminars, research group meetings, recreational activities and the SURP Poster Symposium.

For more information, you can contact:

Dr. Venkatram Mereddy
SURP Committee Chair
136 Chemistry Building
Christine Boisjoli
Administrative Specialist
246 Chmistry Building