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June 3, 2015

Undergraduates arrive on campus for REU and SUROP programs

Submitted by Kelsey Peterson

Students from the 2015 REU programs at the Welcome Picnic held on Sunday, May 31

More than 100 undergraduate students from across the country gathered at the residence of Carol Shanklin, dean of the Graduate School, on Sunday, May 31, for a welcome picnic to kick off the 2015 Research Experience for Undergraduates, or REU, and Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, or SUROP, programs.

This summer, undergraduates will spend eight to 10 weeks on campus participating in department-focused Research Experience for Undergraduates programs and the Graduate School sponsored Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.

These summer programs offer undergraduate students an opportunity to work closely with faculty as part of research teams and to help prepare for success in graduate and professional schools and in careers as professors and researcher scientists.

Participants also will attend weekly seminars at 3 p.m. Monday, June 8, through Monday, July 20, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. Some seminar topics will include research preparation, graduate school experiences, and professional development. Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program seminars are open to all undergraduate students attending classes or participating in research this summer.   

To learn more about individual undergraduate programs, please visit the Graduate School.