The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Structure of the SURE Program
The SURE program provides
undergraduates from around the United States with a unique opportunity to
participate in graduate-level research in the area of solid-state devices and
materials under the supervision of a leading faculty researcher in the field. The underlying research paradigm is materials-to-devices, and the program
encompasses many aspects of materials and the devices produced from those
materials. Although an individual student
will focus on more specific aspects of solid-state technology, coordinated
activities with other student and faculty participants will broaden that
individual experience substantially.
The structure of the SURE program
provides student participants with the many diverse research related
- Collaboration with faculty mentors on research
topics of current interest in Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetics.
- Interaction with the faculty mentor’s graduate
students and participation in group meetings, reflecting the way most
graduate-level research is conducted.
- Experience 10 weeks of graduate-level research
before making a firm commitment to graduate school.
- Learn strategies for seeking and evaluating
graduate programs in one’s area of interest.
- Attend seminars on a variety of topics in Electronics,
Photonics, and Magnetics.
- Enhance written and oral technical communication
- Learn about the ethics of professional conduct
in engineering and science.
- Evaluate and focus individual career interests.
- Build friendships with students from other