Undergraduate research has some outstanding benefits:
- Develop the skills employers are looking for, including communication, teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking
- Increase your chances of getting into graduate school or securing a good job
- Improve your odds of getting a graduate school fellowship
- Contribute to a variety of the planet’s most essential issues
The SURE program provides a select group of first-year UT students an inquiry-based, hands on research experience. This faculty-mentored research experience establishes improved professional development. It is an early research opportunity that is too often reserved for upperclassmen.
SURE transforms students from knowledge consumers into knowledge producers at the forefront of their chosen disciplines by pairing small teams of first-time college students with research faculty during a two-semester course sequence. SURE program students are placed in a special section of the First-Year Experience (BAC 101 and 102) with like-minded students where they get to meet faculty from across the university, learn how to be successful in research and participate in a research apprenticeship in the spring semester.
Students in the SURE program gain valuable research experience during their first year which can clarify career trajectory, builds their resume, and develops relationships with faculty and each other.
|July||Placement into Spartan Undergraduate Research Experience|
|August||Fall Classes Begin — SURE BAC 101 — Intro to Research|
|January||Spring Classes Begin — SURE BAC 102 — Research II|
|February||Attend Florida Undergraduate Research Conference|
|April/May||SURE Students Present to UT Community|
Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
Plant Hall Room 228
Phone: (813) 257-3550