Summer Engineering Programs Come to Close

July 27, 2016


The Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Sciences program (SURE) is a 10-week summer research program designed to attract qualified under-represented minority and female students into graduate school in the fields of engineering and science. Founded 25 years ago by Dr. Gary S. May, current dean of the College of Engineering, SURE has a proud legacy of helping students enter into graduate programs, especially at Georgia Tech.

Each summer, approximately 30-40 students of at least junior-level undergraduate standing are recruited on a nationwide basis and paired with both a faculty member and a graduate student mentor to undertake research projects in the College of Computing, College of Engineering, and College of Sciences. At the end of the program they present their research during a research symposium and poster session which is being held in the Klaus Atrium on Thursday, July 28. All members of the Georgia Tech community are encouraged to attend. The oral presentations will be held from 8:30 and until noon and from 2- 5 pm. The poster session runs from 12:30 until 2 pm. Refreshments will be served.


Since 2008 the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech has offered a 3-week residential Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) which focuses on underrepresented minority rising 11th and 12th graders from across the nation. The goal of GTSEI is to provide students with a real world engineering experience that prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. This year's program includes students from around the country, as well as students from Puerto Rico and Colombia. 

Since July 10 the students have been working in teams to plan, design, and research the economic and social impacts of a selected engineering problem, as well as participate in corporate visits, laboratory tours, and collegiate/skill workshops, while also taking some time to explore Atlanta's sites. the SEI program wraps up on Friday, July 29 with an awards ceremony for the participants.

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