Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is an opportunity for students to fully engage in a hands-on educational experience of scholarship, research, and creative activity with a faculty mentor.

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Through the generosity of the Brockport Foundation, the College sponsors student work with faculty on the mentor's research for up to eight weeks during the summer. (As part of the program, on-campus housing and a stipend for full or part time effort for up to 8 weeks is available.)

Student researchers are required to attend the SURP orientation session, complete weekly reflective journals describing their experience, and present their research at the Mid-Summer presentation luncheon, SURP Fall Poster Gallery, as well as Scholars Day in the following spring semester. Students that are on campus are required to attend a weekly workshop series focused on developing professional skills.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program dates: Tuesday, May 29 - Friday, July 20, 2018.

For more information, contact the SURP Director, Dr. Adam Rich by email at

Research Fellowships

With gratitude for the generosity of our donors, we are pleased to offer the following fellowships:

James and Carol '94 Haynes Research Scholars Fund

This fund supports an annual summer undergraduate research award to a student in Environmental Science & Ecology with a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and in the major courses. A $3200 stipend will be presented for 8-weeks participation in summer research. Students are required to work on a project in support of, and mentored by, an Environmental Science and/or Biology Brockport faculty member. Research results must be presented at The SURP Fall Research Symposium and at least one external research conference.

Donald Nelson-Nasca Research Scholars Fund

This fund supports an annual summer undergraduate research award to a Brockport student with a 3.0 GPA overall and in the major courses. Students arrange for an 8-week summer research experience with a faculty mentor and are awarded a $3200 stipend. This fund was established by Donald to recognize outstanding students at The College who have demonstrated commitment and potential for excellence in scientific research.

"In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand . . . research is creating new knowledge."
– Neil Armstrong

Last Updated 8/20/18

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