SURA was founded in 2014 to fulfill an unmet need at Stanford - a community for undergraduates to discuss, collaborate on, and learn more about research. Despite the quality and quantity of research conducted by undergraduate researchers everyday, there lacked a centralized resource for beginning and experienced researchers alike to discover and pursue research opportunities.
SURA's mission is to provide that forum between seniors and freshmen, PIs and students, and Stanford undergraduate researchers and their peers around the world. Offering speaker events, mentorship connections, workshops, and an annual undergraduate symposium, SURA is Stanford's premier organization for undergraduate research involvement.
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Held every spring, our annual conference serves as a forum where undergraduates from all over the Bay Area can present their work, connect with other researchers, and hear from distinguished leaders in the research community. Students who share their findings accordingly will receive valuable feedback from the students, alumni, and faculty members attendanceSURA infeedback that will help them develop their interests further or redirect their efforts altogether. Students currently not participating in research may find a project that inspires them to explore an idea of their own. In this fashion, the symposium will facilitate the exchange of information that is necessary for intellectual advancement in s highly interconnected society.
SRC 2017 has passed, but photos from the events and updates on SRC 2018 can be found on the SRC Facebook page.
SURA helps empower undergraduate researchers through a variety of programs and events, open to all students interested in research opportunities.
Experienced upperclassmen are paired with underclassmen interested in pursuing similar research. Mentors will help their mentees navigate Stanford's complex research landscape.
SURA partners with on-campus departments, most notably VPUE and UAR, to organize informational workshops on topics ranging from "joining a lab" to "grants and scholarships".
SURA hosts The Stanford Research Conference during the spring quarter of each academic year. To learn more about SRC 2018, the second annual conference, visit our Facebook page.
The Faculty Dinner Series creates intimate opportunities through which students are able to meet and chat with Stanford's world-renowned research faculty.
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In the Fall of 2015, SURA launched Stanford's first all-campus labs database to allow students to find and discover research opportunities.
Here are some of our successful past and upcoming events!