Overview:The SURE Program is an upcoming 8-10 week no credit, no-cost program for undergraduate students engaged in research and creative works. It will provide near-weekly professional development modules that culminate in the end-of-summer SURE Symposium. Guided by UH faculty and administrators, these modules will prepare students for their academic and professional pursuits. Examples of modules include, but are not limited to:
Initial kickoff celebration
Resume and cover letter writing
Successful graduate school applications
How to prepare for project showcases, presentations, and conferences
The program emphasizes not only the importance of advancing academically and professionally, but of connecting to Hawai‘i as a sense of place. It serves as a gathering place for students who otherwise would find themselves interacting little outside of their research settings or creative works spaces. The program provides a space for students to confer with their peers on the challenges, solutions, and rewards they experience when conducting research and creative works.
Who It’s For:
Students from all disciplines, from art to women’s studies to marine science, are encouraged to participate. The course is available to:
UHM students doing research/creative works on campus
Non-UHM students who are participating in formal research/creative works at UHM e.g. REU
Students doing research/creative works under the mentorship of a UHM faculty member
Off-campus UHM students who will return for the end-of-summer symposium
Students are encouraged to attend the initial kickoff celebration/orientation and the end-of-summer project showcase. Students will sometimes be asked to submit ungraded assignments in advance preparation for a week’s module topic. For example, students may need to bring their resumes into class for review.