Summer Undergraduate Research Experience | Kent State University

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

What is SURE?

The Office of Student Research will accept applications for the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) from January 22, 2018 to February 19, 2018

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 a $2,800 stipend and on-campus housing if needed. Faculty are provided with a $400 stipend to offset the cost of supplies/materials necessary for research. SURE is sponsored by the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Office of the President.

Student Qualifications

Students applying for a SURE internship must:

  • Be a current Kent State University student with a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Identify a faculty mentor
  • Be enrolled at any of the KSU campuses for the fall semester after the experience
  • Acquire and present a faculty letter of support that includes how the student will serve to
  • increase the faculty member’s productivity, grant applications and/or presentations of research
  • Complete the SURE application

Student Benefits

Students who are awarded a SURE research internship will:

  • Learn critical thinking skills and creative and problem-solving skills valued by employers.
  • Prepare for graduate school or employment and stand out from the competition.
  • Work directly with a faculty mentor on a research project to enhance your learning
  • Gain valuable experience to clarify career and educational goals
  • Enhance research skills and academic insight

Faculty Benefits

Faculty who serve as mentors for SURE interns will gain:

  • Student support of research their efforts
  • Potential for increased productivity, grant applications and presentations
  • Enhanced teaching skills
  • Fresh insight and inquiry to your area of study.
  • For more information and to apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, contact

2016 SURE Participants
2017 SURE Participants





Eric Abowd  Sports Administration Maura Hunt Psychological Sciences
Megan Betts Paralegal Studies Emily Johnson Biological Sciences
Priti Bhavasar Fashion Merchandising Demetra Kontos Speech Pathology & Audiology
Tyler Bodenschatz Aeronautics Jessica Kotik Psychological Sciences
Karina Branch Sociology Angela Kovac Managerial Marketing
Morgan Buerke  Psychological Sciences Robert Lagunovich Psychological Sciences
Isabella Christopher Psychological Sciences Kaylynne Longmire International Relations
Regis Coustillac English Samantha Mackey Sociology
Dominic Cristiano Environmental and 
Conservation Biology
Amir Mafi Biological Sciences
Dadisi Curtis Jr. Fine Arts (Printmaking) Kirsten Maricic Biological Sciences
Randon Davis Biochemistry Mason McLeod Psychological Sciences
Paramanand Deginal Aeronautics Suzanne Mead Political Science
Logan Eisenhart Nursing Noel Miavez Zoology
Raishel Farrier Sociology Veronica Musser Speech Pathology and Audiology
Alyssa Fernandez English/Philosophy Jessica Nowjack Bioltechnology
Courtney Flickinger Aeronautics Padraigin O'Flynn Economics
Noelle Flynn Psychological Sciences Kareem Rogers Aeronautics
Maeli Foley Computer Science Adam Salberg Integrated Life Sciences
Madeline Frederick Biological Sciences Leslie Sensibello Exercise Science
Mark Gainer Public Health Kory Slusser Mathematics
Sierra Glass Chemistry Ashley Smith Crafts (Jewelry & Metals)
Jenny Glowe Architecture Martin Thompson Psychological Sciences
Peter Gould Theatre Studies Cristina Watson Special Education
Sydney Green Psychological Sciences Robert Wilson Aeronautics
Liza Henriquez Rosa English Vlas Zyrianov Computer Science