SURE - Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

About the Program

Each year, applications are requested from current students enrolled at Parks College for summer undergraduate research positions in Engineering and Aviation Research at Saint Louis University. Students interested in working in a research position during the summer are required to complete the application process as described below with preference being given to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in good standing at Parks College. Students are expected to apply for specific research projects and hired to work within a specific area. 

The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is 10 weeks long, beginning on May 16 and ending July 22, 2016. Each student is required to spend 40 hours/wk during those 10 weeks to complete their project. A research stipend of $400/week is provided and students are responsible for their housing arrangements and costs, food and transportation while enrolled in the program. There are additional activities scheduled during the summer requiring attendance (such as seminars, discussions, and tours) and a final seminar style presentation at the end of the summer program.

There are numerous research topics for students in the SURE program to choose from and is an excellent research opportunity for current Parks students.

Research Project Abstracts

A list of the 2016 research project abstracts can be found below:

Application Process

  • The application process for the 2016 SURE program is closed.

The Deadline for applications is Friday, February 12, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program by the end of March. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Raymond LeBeau at or (314) 977-8437.