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Summer Undergraduate Research Education Program (SUREP)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Education Program (SUREP) is a free virtual summer education and mentorship program designed to provide undergraduate students (and recent graduates) with information about what graduate study in psychology involves, what it takes to get there, and what career options are open with a Ph.D. in psychology. One of the primary goals of this program is to broaden participation in psychology, making graduate study in psychology more accessible to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in psychology (and academia more broadly). Participating students will have the opportunity to:

· Learn from experts in the field about their current research and how they got there

· Work with current UGA graduate students and faculty to compose graduate application materials

· Learn about how to create research questions and design a research project to test those questions

 

Information about SUREP 2023 (and how to apply) will be posted in Spring 2023.  

 

Since its launch in 2021, SUREP has served 54 students from 24 different universities. Although the majority of participants attend US universities, each year we have a number of students joining us from universities abroad.  We have been able to offer a select group of students with remote internships in a psychology research lab at the University of Georgia each year. Labs that have previously offered SUREP research internships include: Close Relationships LaboratoryGeorgia Attitude, Bias, and Behavior Acquisition Lab, Georgia Emotion NeuroImaging Lab, and Motivation and Behavior Lab

SUREP is led by Dr. Allison Skinner-Dorkenoo and a team of dedicated University of Georgia graduate students. The 2022 SUREP graduate student instructors consisted of:

Chloe André

Daisi Brand

Kayla Brown

Taylor Brumbaugh

Andrew Farkas

Becky Harmata

Dominique La Barrie

Bhumi Patel

Violeta Rodriguez

Apoorva Sarmal
 

The 30-hour program includes a variety of presentations and practical skill development sessions. A general outline of the schedule of events from the 2022 SUREP program is provided below.  

Days/Times

5:00 pm

6:00 pm

6/21

Welcome session

8-10 min flash talks (w/ ~5 mins for questions per talk) from UGA grad students

6/23

Presentation/Panel: Life of a Grad Student Session

Grad Student mentorship meeting

6/28

How to conduct literature reviews

Panel: Paths to Grad School

6/30

Research Career Session

(Faculty-led) 

The CV, is it just a resume?

7/5

Upping your experience: Paid research positions vs. Master’s programs

CV Hackathon

7/7

Applied I/O Career Session

Grad Student mentorship meeting

7/12

Applying to Grad School

Personal Statements, what are they?

7/14

Personal Statements for Grad Apps vs. Research Fellowships

Personal Statements Hackathon

7/19

Teaching Career Session

Clinical Practice Career Session (Faculty-led)

7/21

Applying to Grad School **Clinical Specific Aspects**

Grad Student mentorship meeting

7/26

How to make a poster

Underrepresented in Academia Q&A

7/28

Look behind the curtain talk (Faculty panel

Poster Hackathon

8/2

Graduate Fellowships: What are they and which ones are you eligible for?

Research Plan Hackathon

8/4

Fellowship Panel from the perspective of the applicant and the reviewer

Grad Student mentorship meeting

8/9

SUREP Student Presentations

SUREP Student Presentations

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