Friday, February 12, 2010
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153

SURE program continues this summer; applications being accepted

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University is accepting applications for the 2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Fellowship. This program has been conducted at Marshall since 2005, and is funded through the West Virginia Research Challenge Fund, administered by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, Division of Science and Research.

The SURE program is designed specifically to enable undergraduate students with a history of research to work at Marshall. Each student will receive a stipend of $4,000, plus funds for travel and supplies.

SURE supports undergraduate researchers over a 10-week period, and this year’s program runs from May 17 through July 30. The SURE program is now accepting applications through Feb. 26.  Application forms are available at the SURE Web site:

“Anyone who is an undergraduate in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields at Marshall University is eligible to perform research at Marshall through the SURE program,” said Dr. Michael Norton, professor of chemistry and director of the SURE program at MU.

Last summer, several Marshall University students received grants for research in the STEM fields. The students were Tiffany Bell (Biochemistry), Robert DeMuth (Anthropology), Mallory Douthitt (Biology), Natalie Elkins (Chemistry), Samantha Fox (Psychology), Nicholas Gardner (Biology), Matt Hedrick (Biology), Amber Inman (Biology), Hannah Mick (Biology) and Lance Pennington (Biology).  

For more information, contact Norton by phoning 304-696-6627 or by e-mailing him at More detailed summaries of SURE students’ projects are available on the SURE Web site.

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197