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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Valspar Corporation.

Program Description:

Summer research appointments are available for chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, and related fields, between their junior and senior years, who intend to pursue graduate studies and have an interest in polymers and coatings science. The NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials is widely recognized as one of the top educational and research departments in its field. The department offers projects in the following research areas:

  • Synthesis of Bio-Based Polymers
  • Synthesis of High Performance Polymers
  • Coatings and Corrosion Protection
  • Coatings and Weathering Durability 
  • Nanomaterials Engineering


Stipend is $4,000 for 10 weeks; May 31, 2016 through August 5, 2016


Reasonable priced on-campus housing is available. Students are responsible for costs associated with housing.


  • Be an undergraduate student between their Junior and Senior year for the summer of 2016
  • Majoring in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, or a related field
  • Be able to participate in a full-time (40 hours/week) research program in a professor's research group for 10 weeks in Fargo, ND
  • Be able to submit a written report and make an oral presentation summarizing your research at the end of the program


Application deadline is February 1, 2016.

Click here to apply

For additional information on this program, please contact:

Dr. Andriy Voronov
Program Coordinator

"This SURE program was a blast.  I had the chance to work with real research topics relevant to today’s world and I learned a lot."

-2009 SURE Participant

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