SURGE/SESUR Info Session for Prospective Mentors



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We invite faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to mentor an undergraduate student in research this summer. We have two programs--Stanford Earth Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SESUR) and the Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering Program (SURGE). SESUR is our 10-week program for Stanford undergraduates, and SURGE is our 8-week program for undergraduates from other universities who are underrepresented in the Earth sciences. SURGE is now an NSF REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates), which means that we will be targeting undergraduates who are seeking a research experience for the first time. Projects should be geared toward a first-time researcher in your field for the SURGE program.

The session on November 30 will be only via Zoom, while the session on December 8 will be hybrid (meeting in the Hartley Conference room -Mitchell Building- for those who would like to join us in person).

We encourage project descriptions from postdoc/graduate student mentors, yet we require a primary faculty advisor as well. If you would like us to post your project immediately, please submit a research project description for SURGE and/or SESUR here. If you prefer to wait after the info session, the deadline is December 13, 2021.

The most compelling project descriptions explain the larger research questions that you are trying to answer, the type of work that students will do, and skills that interested students should already have coming into the project.