Each summer the Einstein Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) brings together 50 college students each summer for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to conduct original research in a laboratory at one of the world's top-ranking scientific institutions. The program is designed for undergraduates with a strong background in science who are considering a research career.
SURP students arrive at Einstein in mid-June for a nine-week research laboratory work experience. Students are matched to a laboratory in the area of interest they indicate on their application. At the end of the program, students present their research in a poster session.
Faculty SeminarIn addition to research, SURP students participate in a variety of complementary scientific activities:
- small-group meetings to discuss their research with other students
- weekly faculty seminars on leading-edge research topics
- a workshop on ethical issues in science and medicine
- a career planning workshop
Campus TourDuring their seven-week stay, SURP students are considered members of Einstein’s student body, making them eligible to take part in all social activities on campus. In addition, several trips and activities are planned specifically for SURP students.
- a day at the Bronx Zoo
- a student mixer
- student-faculty luncheons and barbecues
Outstanding undergraduate students considering the SURP program must meet the following criteria:
- A strong background in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, bioengineering or chemical engineering, etc.).
- Completion of junior year in college. In rare instances, sophomores with strong science and/or research backgrounds may be considered. Freshmen and seniors (graduating in Spring/Summer 2015) will not be considered.
- U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
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