PURE Scholars

Thanks to the generosity of the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation, USD is pleased to offer the Pre-Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE).  PURE is an eight-week educational summer research program designed to give entering students (freshman) the opportunity to get involved in a research project the summer before beginning their first year at USD. This is a unique opportunity to 1) gain real-world experience in science, technology (computer science), engineering, math or medicine (STEM/M), 2) interact closely with a faculty mentor, 3) meet other students interested in STEM/M research and 4) become familiarized with the campus prior to the start of the Fall semester. 

Other PURE benefits include:

  • $2,600 stipend
  • Up to $800 for research supplies
  • $500 on-campus housing allowance
  • Participation in academic and professional development workshops
  • Eligibility and Program Guidelines
  • Application Process
  • Research Projects
  • Undergraduate Research 496 (URGS496)
  • Other Information
  • Calendar and Agreement Forms
  • FAQ