Summer CI & UR

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The Summer CI & UR Program offers Clemson undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in research for 10 weeks over the summer under the guidance of a faculty mentor. To apply for this competitive award, students must be nominated by mentors and then are asked to complete an application. Student recipients of the Summer CI & UR award receive a stipend for their summer work. In 2019, 66 students participated in the Summer CI & UR program under the guidance of 36 faculty and four graduate student mentors. These students worked in 13 departments from five of Clemson’s academic colleges. Their research varies from the bioinformatics of cancer to designing medical devices for developing countries to investigating the stress, burnout rates and resilience in nurses.

Summer 2020

Summer CI & UR 2020 is happening! This program is offering a blended experience in light of the COVID pandemic. We are striving to keep our student engaged!

This summer, 76 students are engaging in research under the guidance of 36 faculty and graduate students mentors. The student research is being driven in 15 departments in five of Clemson's academic colleges. 

2020 Summer Showcase will be VIRTUAL: Monday, August 17, 2020 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Important Dates

June 1 – Deadline for submission of student headshots & research titles 

June 4 – “Tips for Creating a Quality Video Pitch” with Adobe  Video | Guide

  • These software resources are also applicable for creating other digital presentations.

June 18 – 11 AM Join Zoom Session :“Strategies for Strong Recommendation Letters” by Dr. Melissa Moss, Professor and Interim Chair of Biomedical Engineering, University of South Carolina 

July 9 – Summer CI Seminar - Office of Major Fellowships, Robyn Curtis

July 16 – Jennifer Groff, Science Librarian, Effectively Using the New Library Website, Catalog and Article Databases

July 23 – Preparing for Your Virtual Poster Presentation

July 31 – Poster abstracts (< 300 word limit) due

August 12 – Links to posters due.