Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University is accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Fellowship. This program has been conducted at Marshall since 2005, and is funded through the West Virginia Research Challenge Fund, administeredby the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, Division of Science and Research.

The SURE program is designed specifically to enable West Virginia undergraduate students with a history of research to work at Marshall. Each selected student will receive a stipend of $4,000, plus support for travel.

SURE supports undergraduate researchers over a 10-week period; this year’s program runs from May 16 through July 29. The SURE program is now accepting applications through 5 p.m. Feb. 26. Application forms are available at the SURE website: www.marshall.edu/SURE.

“Anyone who is an undergraduate in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields at Marshall University or another institution in West Virginia is eligible to perform research at Marshall through the SURE program,” said Dr. Michael Norton, professor of chemistry and director of the SURE program at MU.

Last summer, several Marshall University students received grants for research in the STEM fields. The students were Ethan Adkins (Chemistry), Destiny Carte (Chemistry), Amanda Clark (Biology), Daniel Crow (Physics), Nicholas King (IST), Jordan Martinez (Chemistry), Shelley Naylor (Chemistry), Cynthia Peck (Biology), Tyler Skidmore (Biochemistry), Haley Stewart (Psychology) and Scott Taj (Computer Science).

For more information, contact Norton by phone 304-696-3489 or by e-mail at Norton@Marshall.edu. Or, you also may also contact Kara Mullins, the program’s administrative assistant, via e-mail atMullins265@marshall.edu. More program details and summaries of past SURE students’ projects are available on the SURE Web site.