The Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE) is a poster forum for UCF undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the broader university community. Undergraduates from all disciplines are encouraged to present current or recently completed academic projects showcasing the diversity of topics, approaches, and interests at UCF. The Showcase serves as a resource for undergraduates not yet engaged in research and creative pursuits to learn how fellow students have developed their intellectual interests, current projects, and faculty connections. SURE demonstrates to undergraduates not yet engaged in research – as well as faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater Central Florida community – that research builds upon and enriches the UCF experience.
In order to support students who are interested in getting involved in undergraduate research, OUR annually hosts the Summer Research Academy and provides Getting Started workshops. These programs reinforce how undergraduate research benefits students’ academic experience. It also provides tools for finding a faculty mentor and a research project. Students interested in research also have the option to email the Student Undergraduate Research Council (SURC) with questions about undergraduate research. SURC students are active researchers on campus who serve as research ambassadors to the general UCF student body, as well as a student council for OUR.
Visit the OUR website for more information.