The SURE Symposium is a part of the upcoming SURE Program series designed by UROP to establish a vibrant and robust undergraduate research and creative works experience on UH Mānoa campus. The event is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their work in a relaxed, yet professional setting. There is no formal judging panel, and students are encouraged to engage in discussion with attendees. Like the SURE Program, the Symposium welcomes any UHM undergraduate students, and non-UHM students under the mentorship of a UHM faculty member.
The 2018 SURE Symposium was a great success and showcased 13 oral presentations and 46 poster presentations from both UHM and non-UHM students. Nearly 200 people were in attendance over the course of the 2-day event. The Symposium was a collaboration between UROP, the Institute for Astronomy REU, Earth Science on Volcanic Islands REU, and the Biodiversity REU. We thank the faculty and students of these programs for their time and efforts in organizing, and their participation and enthusiasm in working collaboratively to launch the inaugural symposium.