Summer – Overview

Health & Life Sciences Initiative
Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Program Dates: May 26, 2015 – July 2, 2015
Application Deadline: March 6, 2015

Eastern Connecticut State University is pleased to host the 3rd Health & Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)!

SURP is a full-time, six-week program designed for students working on Associates or Bachelors degrees. Students will work closely with faculty and teaching assistants as they learn a variety of research methods in their chosen field. The program culminates in student’s designing an individual poster presentation of their research.

Research Focus

Applicants will be able to chose from one of two tracks:

  • Bioscience – Search for Cures
  • Building Healthy Communities

Additional Benefits

In addition to participating in interactive research experiences in one of the two tracks, you will gain:

  • Research time using state-of-the art methods and equipment
  • Career guidance
  • Academic advising
  • Field trips to related businesses
  • Opportunity to network with colleagues from across the state
  • Potential to receive college credit
  • Research presentation skills


General eligibility requirements are listed below. Additional requirements are listed with each track.

  • Students at Capital Community College, Gateway Community College, Manchester Community College, Middlesex Community College, or Norwalk Community College
  • Students at Eastern Connecticut State College or Charter Oak State College (with 60 or less credits)
  • Interested in pursing graduate school or a career in the health or life sciences
  • Preference given for:
    • Unemployed/Underemployed
    • Mid-career
    • Veterans
    • Full year of lab science

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