Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Terrific Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity

Program Outline:
The Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP) at Kansas State University (KSU) gives undergraduates from under-represented groups a first-hand experience with the research process. This experience is designed to help students prepare for graduate school and other advanced study. Participation in a program such as SUROP provides a first-hand look at the process and excitement of discovery through research and such experience is viewed favorably by the admissions committees for graduate and professional schools.
Students participating in the SUROP will spend nine weeks during the summer at K-State working closely with faculty members as part of their research teams. Faculty members have on-going scholarly programs that continue through the summer. Students are expected to spend about 40 hours per week working with their research teams and to be contributing members of this group. By the end of the 9-week period, students should have produced tangible results from experimental research and will report the results in a special research forum.
Participants will also attend weekly seminars to learn more about the graduate school experience and are strongly encouraged to attend other events and activities organized by the SUROP coordinators.
The program for summer 2013 begins on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 and concludes on Friday, July 26, 2013. To be eligible to participate, applicants must be available for the entire time period of the program. Selected participants are expected to arrive to Kansas State University on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Stipend and Financial Support
The KSU Graduate School provides participants with a stipend of $3,000 paid in three installments. In addition, the program pays travel expenses (up to $300) and residence hall room and board. The student is expected to pay for personal expenses from the stipend amount.
Participating Departments for Summer 2013 this list may be updated throughout the Fall 2012 semester

Anatomy and Physiology
Grain Science

Horticulture, Forestry & Recreation Services
Hospitality Management & Dietetics

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Plant Pathology
Psychology (Cognitive, Behavioral/Animal, Social, Industrial/Organizational)
See a list of previous participants and mentors.
To learn more, visit Aggies for Hire or the Kansas State program website

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