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SUROP, Kansas State University

Primary Institution: Kansas State University
Affiliation: SUROP
City: Manhattan
State: KS
Job Duration: 9 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Physics Education Research
Electrical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Biological and biomedical sciences, Chemistry, Math, Social Sciences
Biological and biomedical sciences, Chemistry, Math, Social Sciences
Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP) at Kansas State University (KSU) gives undergraduates from under-represented groups a first-hand experience with the research process. This experience is designed to help students prepare for graduate school and other advanced study.

Students selected to participate in the K-State program will be paired with faculty in research projects that match a student's interests. Faculty and other members of the research team are committed to working closely with the students to train them in research techniques as well as regularly discussing their projects and progress.  

Students will attend weekly seminars with other SUROP participants to learn more about the demands of the graduate school experience. At the end of the program, students will be expected to present an oral presentation about activities at the SUROP Finale and, together with their faculty sponsor, have an opportunity to evaluate their summer experience.

The program begins on May 30 and concludes on July 28, 2006. To be eligible to participate, applicants must be available for the entire time period of the program.
Stipend: $2,500
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/14/2006
Job Website:
Additional Information: Other undergraduate research opportunities across the K-State campus are also available.  You may view details on these programs at the following website:

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: SUROP Coordinator
Kansas State University Graduate School
Fairchild 103
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-7927
Fax: 785-532-2983
Secondary Contact: Carol Shanklin
Kansas State University Graduate School
Fairchild 103
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-6191
Fax: 785-532-2983
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