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SUROP gives undergraduates from under-represented groups a first-hand experience with the research process.


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Academic Level:
Undergraduate Students

Description:
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.

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.

Eligibility

First-generation college students, members of ethnic minority groups, females in STEM disciplines, and other under-represented groups are invited to apply for the KSU SUROP. Applicants must be American citizens. Applicants should have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, be majoring in a field listed above or a related field, and have a career goal that includes graduate-level education of at least two years beyond the B.S. or B.A. degree. Students should have at least sophomore standing and must be enrolled in at least one semester of undergraduate study upon completion of participating in SUROP. Non-KSU applicants will be given prior consideration.


Program Dates: 5/30/2017 - 7/28/2017

Participating Institution(s):
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Kansas State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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