The online site serves as a platform for students to share about their undergraduate research and what the experience has meant to them.
An online platform launched earlier this year to showcase undergraduate research at Elon has been updated to include work by Elon students who participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE).
Visit A Celebration of Undergraduate Research to take a look at the wide range of in-depth research by Elon students supported by their mentors. The site now features presentations from the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum and the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.
This summer saw 37 students participating in SURE 2020, with these researchers continuing to pursue their research topics virtually, connecting regularly with each other and their mentors through WebEx meetings and emails. SURE offers undergraduates and their mentors the opportunity to devote time and resources outside of the main academic year to their research passions. Supported by a $3,000 stipend, these students work full time in collaboration with their mentors on projects that can stretch across multiple years of their Elon education.
The summer program culminated on July 22 in a poster session, which this year for the first time was held virtually.
Throughout the day, students grouped into several WebEx video conferencing rooms shared their findings and lessons learned from the experience.
Among the SURE students whose work is showcased on the site:
- Madeleine August ’21, Exercise Science
- Mackenzie Boyd ’22, Exercise Science
- Daniel Heintzelman ’21, Chemistry
- Kelly Hunter ’21, Elementary and Special Education
- Emma McCabe ’21, Exercise Science
- Amanda Ornstein ’21, Psychology
- Erin Swisher ’21, Sociology
- Lexi Uknis ’21, Mathematics with Teacher Licensure