Wednesday, February 06, 2013
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 2013 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 West Virginia undergraduate students with a history of research to work at Marshall. Each student will receive a stipend of $4,000, plus support for travel.

SURE supports undergraduate researchers over a 10-week period. This year's program runs from May 20 through Aug. 2. The SURE program is now accepting applications through 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.  Application forms are available at the SURE website:

“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 Samantha Adkins (Psychology); Caleb Calvary (Chemistry); Arrin Carter (Chemistry); James Collins (Chemistry); Courtney Hatten (Chemistry); Abigail Hayes (Biology); Catherine Higgins (Chemistry); Deborah Moore (biology); Robert Mwangi (Integrated Science and Technology), Anthony Stephenson (Biochemistry) and Chunji Yin (Biology).

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

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