Summer Undergraduate Research Program - MSU

Through GLBRC’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI), students are engaged in a research program across multiple disciplines, including biochemistry, plant biology, genetics, microbiology, ecology, and crop sciences. The summer program students will: 

  • Join a dynamic group of students and faculty for a research experience
  • Learn the process of research: reading literature, formulating questions and hypotheses, designing a study, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting your results as a research poster and presentation
  • Participate in lab group meetings and attend research seminars 
  • Explore if bioenergy research is a right fit for you
  • Attend field trips to learn more about bioenergy research outside of the lab you will work in
  • Build references for your application to graduate school or other professional programs
  • Participate in professional development seminars that will prepare you to think broadly about STEM career options

For additional information about the program, you can view blog posts written by previous students here.

Student at poster

The program usually runs from late May to early August. Students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university and not an incoming freshman or graduating seniors are eligible to apply. Strong preference will be given to students from underrepresented groups in the sciences, first-generation college students, students that attend colleges with limited research opportunities (e.g., small liberal arts and community colleges), and US military veterans currently enrolled as undergraduates in STEM majors.

We canceled our 2021 summer program. Stay tuned for the 2022 program application opening in the fall of 2021!

If you would like to be contacted when registration for the summer 2022 program opens, or have any other questions about the program, please email Adrianna Trusiak (trusiaka@msu.edu).

Location
Michigan State University
Timing/Duration
We canceled our 2021 SURP Program. Stay tuned for the 2022 program!
Who Should Apply
We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups in the sciences, first-generation college students, students that attend colleges with limited research opportunities (e.g., small liberal arts and community colleges), and US military veterans currently enrolled as undergraduates in STEM majors.
Stipend
$5,000