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Viterbi Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) – USC Viterbi School of Engineering

The USC Viterbi Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an 8-week summer residential research program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects with academic-industry collaboration under the mentorship of Viterbi faculty and PhD students. The SURE program focuses on undergraduate students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in STEM and allows participants to develop skill sets in research towards their long-term career goals. Participants also will engage in professional network opportunities and build relationships that will expand their academic and professional horizons. The overarching goal of SURE is to help students develop an understanding of research in engineering disciplines, and preparing students with skills for successful academic careers in engineering graduate programs.
Questions? Email us at sure@vase.usc.edu

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Application Launch & Info Session
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
Friday, February 10, 2023

Selection Notifications
Mid-March – early April 

Program Dates
June 12 – August 4, 2023
Participants will arrive on Saturday, June 10 and depart on Saturday, August 5. 

Application opens on 12/1/2022

The biggest, brightest highlight of the SURE program were the people that I was so lucky to meet. My fellow SURE participants and I grew so close, and we were like a little family by the time the program ended. We developed such great friendships, which was such a rewarding experience in addition to the actual research and academic skills I gained from participating in this program!
Review the list of available research opportunities for SURE participants
Meet last year’s cohort of SURE Fellows and learn about their research
Frequently asked questions about the SURE program
Questions? Email us at sure@vase.usc.edu
Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM (PST)
Viterbi Academic Services and Viterbi Graduate Admission representatives will hold a general information session for all prospective SURE applicants. This session will cover information about USC Viterbi, SURE program components, application details, and selection criteria. Followed by Q&A. 
I was able to learn so much through this program, but I think the most important learning outcomes were gaining an understanding of how I can familiarize myself with a new project and unfamiliar concepts. Through this program, I was put into a position where I had to learn a lot in a short amount of time and it allowed me to greatly expand my boundaries.
Published on October 19th, 2022
Last updated on October 19th, 2022
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