Student Research Opportunities


Two female undergraduates work in a research lab during the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

Anyone can do research at Kent State! No matter where you are, who you are, or what you study, we want you to pursue research. Research is the ultimate way to connect with your passions and explore the paths that could direct your future. Imagine practicing what you love while gaining invaluable experience and maturing as a professional!


If you are interested in conducting research, please look through all of our research opportunities or contact us to get involved. We hope to see you researching sometime soon!

  • Undergraduate Research Symposium Information

  • The SURE program funds promising undergraduate researchers for eight weeks over the summer to engage in faculty-supervised research. The SURE program will support students with either a $3,200 stipend (40 hours/week) or $1,600 stipend (20 hours/week)  and on-campus housing if needed. Faculty may be provided with a $400 stipend to offset the cost of supplies/materials necessary to support student research. SURE is sponsored by the Division of Research and Economic Development, Honors College, Brain Health Research Institute, Healthy Communities Research Institute, Environmental Science and Design Research Institute, Global Understanding Research Institute, Anti-racism and Equity Institute, Office of the President and the Paul and Janis DiCorleto Summer Research Award Endowment, and the William Doane SURE Fund.  In addition, SURE is supported by the following individuals, departments, colleges, institutes and others

  • The Student Research Experience provides an opportunity for students to collaborate in one-on- one research with a faculty member at any point in their educational journey.  Students benefit in working with a faculty member to acquire basic research skills and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. In addition, the engagement provides students with hands-on experiences as they formulate decisions about majors and careers.