SURE program continues this summer; applications being accepted

Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University is accepting applications for the 2011 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, administered by 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 student will receive a stipend of $4,000, plus support for travel and supplies.


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. 25.  Application forms are available at the SURE website:

“Anyone who is an undergraduate in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields at Marshall University 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 Nate Crow (Biology/Chemistry), Khyra Fullen (Biology), Nicholas Gardner (Biology), Brandon George (Biotechnology), Hannah Mick (Biology), Deborah Moore (Biology),  Yashoni H. Shah (Biology), Michael Tanner (Biology/Chemistry), Erica Thompson (IST), Adam Van Horn (Biochemistry), and Amy White (Biology).

For more information, contact Norton by phone at 304-696-6627 or by e-mailing him at More detailed summaries of past SURE students’ projects are available on the SURE website.