About the Summer Undergraduate Research Program
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is an opportunity for students to fully engage in a hands-on educational experience of scholarship, research, and creative activity with a faculty mentor.
Through the generosity of the Brockport Foundation, the College sponsors student work with faculty on the mentor's research for up to eight weeks during the summer. (As part of the program, on-campus housing and a stipend for full or part time effort for up to eight weeks is available.)
Student researchers are required to attend the SURP orientation session, complete weekly reflective journals describing their experience, and present their research at the Mid-Summer presentation luncheon, a Fall Poster Gallery, as well as Scholars Day in the following spring semester. Students that are on campus are required to attend a weekly workshop series focused on developing professional skills.
Undergraduate Research Webinar Series: Summer 2020
To continue engaging students interested in research remotely this summer, we’d encourage all to join us for our Undergraduate Research Webinar Series. Links to recorded webinars will be added in the future. No registration required, join by clicking the button below. Please contact Jamie Edwards with any questions.
Introduction to Undergraduate Research
Date: Thursday, June 11 at 2 pm
Presenters: Dr. Adam Rich (Director of Undergraduate Research and Professor in the Department of Biology) and Dr. Pam Beach (Associate Director of Honors College)
Date: Wednesday, June 17 at 10 am
Presenter: Dr. Adam Rich (Director of Undergraduate Research and Professor in the Department of Biology)
Dr. Susan E. Lowey (Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing)
Writing a Literature Review
Date: Thursday, June 25 at 2 pm
Presenter: Dr. Austin Busch (Director of Honors College and Associate Professor in the Department of English)
Dr. Michel Pelletier (Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Biology)
Date: Wednesday, July 1 at 10 am
Presenter: Dr. Bob LeSeur (Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Dr. Amy Lynn Shema (Director of Summer LEAP & Professor in Education & Human Development)
How to Write an Abstract
Date: Thursday, July 9 at 2 pm
Presenter: Rachael Mulvihill (IRB Coordinator and Instructor in the Department of English)
Dr. Marcie Desrochers (Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology)
How to Find Credible Sources
Date: Wednesday, July 15 at 10 am
Presenter: Linda Hacker (Associate Librarian)
Dr. Susan Orr (Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science)
Creating & Presenting Poster Presentations
Date: Thursday, July 23 at 2 pm
Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Ratcliff (Associate Professor, in the Department of Psychology) and Dr. Alicia Kerfoot (Associate Professor in the Department of English)
Dr. Melissa Kowalski (Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice)
Presenting Your Poster in a Digital Format
Date: Wednesday, July 29 at 10 am
Presenter: Ann Pearlman (Senior Instructional Design Specialist)
Dr. Sharon Lubkemann Allen (Professor of Comparative Literature)
Undergraduate Research Day
September 27 at 12 pm in the Seymour Union Ballroom
With gratitude for the generosity of our donors, we are pleased to offer the following fellowships:
James and Carol '94 Haynes Research Scholars Fund
This fund supports an annual summer undergraduate research award to a student in Environmental Science & Ecology with a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and in the major courses. A $3200 stipend will be presented for 8-weeks participation in summer research. Students are required to work on a project in support of, and mentored by, an Environmental Science and/or Biology Brockport faculty member. Research results must be presented at The SURP Fall Research Symposium and at least one external research conference.
Donald Nelson-Nasca Research Scholars Fund
This fund supports an annual summer undergraduate research award to a Brockport student with a 3.0 GPA overall and in the major courses. Students arrange for an 8-week summer research experience with a faculty mentor and are awarded a $3200 stipend. This fund was established by Donald to recognize outstanding students at The College who have demonstrated commitment and potential for excellence in scientific research.
"In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand . . . research is creating new knowledge."
– Neil Armstrong