The University of Southern Mississippi’s Summer Research
Experience for Undergraduates (SREU) is designed to give undergraduate
students the chance to explore their interests in science, mathematics,
engineering, and technology research.
Program participants enjoy a hands-on laboratory
research experience under the close guidance of an active faculty
member. Students will hear presentations by leading faculty on topics
ranging from scientific ethics to GRE preparation; tour a variety of
laboratories to hear about cutting-edge research projects; and will be
coached on how to give technology-based presentations, how to do
research using library and online resources, and how to master the
fundamentals of numerical data analysis and graphical presentation.
There will be significant emphasis on working as a team with other
students in the program and in developing problem-solving skills.
The Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
is open to undergraduates at various stages in their academic careers.
Science, mathematics, engineering and technology majors who have
completed at least their freshman years (rising sophomores, juniors,
and seniors) are eligible. A special “bridge”
program will also be offered for minority students who are admitted to
a graduate program in science, math, or engineering are eligible for
consideration for the AGEM Graduate Summer Bridge Program. These
students will join their graduate programs during the summer before
normal entry into graduate school and may receive a stipend of $1,500
per month for up to two months.
Students who are planning to enter a Southern
Mississippi graduate program in the fall are eligible for this
assistance and are encouraged to apply.
is included in the Summer Research program?
- Professional Development Workshops such as
- Written/oral communication workshop
- GRE workshop
- Leadership/team building workshop
- Planning for success in Graduate School
- Staying the Course and Beyond
- Understanding the Politics and Protocol of
- A completed SREU application
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty
- An official transcript
- A current resume'
- A detailed personal statement
- Complete The University of Southern Mississippi
The Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates is an eight to 10
week research program. Students are given an opportunity to perform
career enhancing research under the mentorship of an experienced
Southern Miss faculty member. The dates for the 2007 Summer Research
program will be June 1, 2007 to August 3, 2007. All application
materials and supporting documentation should be submitted no later than April 15, 2007.
Room and Board
Scholars enjoy free local telephone service, high speed internet access
and free access to laundry facilities. A 7-day mean plan for the entire
summer provides good, nutritious food in a relaxed atmosphere.
For More Information
If you are a college undergraduate interested in the SREU program and
in financial support, please contact us. It is
important that you indicate your academic status and area of interest
so that we can direct your request to the appropriate program director.
University of Southern Mississippi
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
118 College Drive # 9670
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001