Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

2018 SURE Symposium Participants

The SURE Program is an upcoming 8-10 week no-cost program for undergraduate students engaged in research and creative works. It will provide bi-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:
  • Initial kickoff celebration
  • How to identify and apply to graduate schools
  • Community engagement field trip
  • How to prepare for oral and poster presentations
  • End-of-summer symposium

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 who are doing research or creative works, and are mentored by UHM faculty are encouraged to participate.


Students are encouraged to attend the initial kickoff celebration/orientation and the end-of-summer symposium, at a minimum.