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Department of

Mathematics and Computer Science

Summer Research Opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

A USD program that provides financial resources for students (and faculty) participating in summer research. For more information see the SURE website.

McNair Program

Research is at the heart of USD McNair Scholars. Participants are partnered with faculty mentors in their discipline and formulate a research plan. In summer, Scholars receive stipends to support their research projects. USD McNair further supports the publication and presentation of participants' results in journals and professional conferences. Please contact Ms. Diolinda Parsick at

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU Program)

A National Science Foundation (NSF) program that supports undergraduate research at one of several sites scattered throughout the country. Students travel to these NSF sponsored sites and participate in active research with a faculty mentor and a group of fellow students. This is a competitive program but the experience is invaluable. Please visit Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Programs, REU SITES: Mathematical Sciences and REU SITES: Computer and Information Science and Engineering for more information.

Pre- Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE)

A program that provides high school students who will begin classes at USD in the fall to spend the summer prior to their freshman year carrying out research on the USD campus. Students in the PURE program are typically paired for the summer with current USD undergraduates participating in the SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) program. Please visit the PURE website and the SURE website for more information.