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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Participate in a unique industry-academic collaboration to foster career exploration at the frontiers of engineering research. This eight-week program in New York City will allow you an opportunity to engage in cutting edge research on campus at Columbia University and be mentored by STEM faculty and professionals representing multiple career paths from academia and industry.

Program Highlights:

-Explore research that impacts humanity- Explore and understand the potential for fundamental research to impact discoveries in such areas as artificial intelligence, computational science and engineering, advanced materials/devices, and robotics. See how breakthroughs in the lab can lead to solutions for humanity's grand challenges, such as the quest for sustainable energy and clean water, affordable and accessible medical innovations, climate change mitigation, ethical and trustworthy autonomous systems, and better future of work and living.

-Get a firsthand look at technology development Meet and be mentored by Columbia and Amazon experts and practitioners. Learn about the critical steps necessary to bring a product to market?from design and customer needs understanding to testing and product distribution?and gain a unique end-to-end learning experience covering user-inspired research, human-centered design, and systems thinking.

-Hone your professional skills and expand your network Build close connections with your fellow participants through shared residence and social activities throughout New York City. Interact and network with students from other summer programs occurring on campus, particularly the Summer@SEAS program. Attend workshops and seminars, build a personal professional network, and engage in discussions on ethics, scientific integrity, the importance of teamwork, and the principles of effective project management.

-Accelerate your stem career- Gain an advantage through continued post-program engagements, industry exposure and opportunity for applying for internships, and career support, including consultation on application for future graduate education and advice on preparing for various STEM career pathways. We will help you navigate the road ahead and get on track to career success.

Salary and benefits information: $600 Stipend/week ($4,800 total), Travel reimbursement (up to $500), Room and board, and Basic health care.

Participating Institution(s):
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Columbia University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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