Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) and REU

This message includes information about the “Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)” Program at the University of Wisconsin Madison, College of Engineering.

At this time we are soliciting assistance from you in identifying students at your institution who may have an interest in pursuing a graduate degree in engineering.  We are particularly interested in identifying students traditionally underrepresented in engineering (first generation, low-income, racial and ethic minority).  All applicants should have completed at least their sophomore year, have a GPA of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, be U.S. citizens enrolled in an accredited college or university, and have a strong interest in a graduate degree in engineering.

The *Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) *and* Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)* is a ten week program running May 28 (travel day) through August 2, 2013.  Participants receive transportation to and from the program, a single room in a shared apartment, a small food plan, and a $5,000 stipend.  Additional information along with a program application is available through the SURE/REU page at http://www.engr.wisc.edu/current/coe-summer-undergraduate-research-experience.html.  The program recruits students from physical science backgrounds including engineering, physics, computer science, and chemistry.

Placements for Summer of 2013 will begin January 15, consequently we encourage applications prior to that date (to better ensure students are placed in their specific research area of interest) or as soon as possible after that date and before February 15, 2013.  Please note that not all students who apply will be invited to participate.  All placements are subject to faculty approval and are often outside the control of the SURE/REU program staff.

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