Summer Introduction to Undergraduate Research Program (SIURP) - Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The Summer Introduction to Undergraduate Research Program (SIURP) for Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students at CSUMB and UCSC is a summer residential program that will expose Latinx and other underrepresented students to undergraduate research, graduate school pathways, and careers in academia. 

UCSC and CSUMB students, as well as select incoming transfer students, participating in SIURP will immerse themselves in a 2-week series of presentations and activities during which they will be in a group led by a current UCSC graduate student who will serve as their mentor, and will be provided UCSC on-campus housing and meals for the entire two weeks, all at no cost. See mentor bios and project descriptions here. 

Program dates: July 14 - 27, 2024

The application is now CLOSED.

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Participant Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and practice the components of research or creative activity.
  2. Identify the benefits of participating in undergraduate research for themselves and for the advancement of knowledge.
  3. Prepare and practice strategies for communicating confidently and constructively with faculty 
  4. Develop their identity as scholars and researchers from Latinx backgrounds and other underrepresented groups.
  5. Recognize the graduate school pathway and careers in academia as possible components within their overall goals.

Program Outcomes

In addition, the SIURP will provide an experience through which student participants will:

  1. Be in community with other motivated scholars, graduate student mentors, faculty, and staff who support each other on the path to undergraduate research and graduate school. 
  2. Create plans for the next steps to take in commencing undergraduate research participation at their home institution during the academic year.
  3. Take the initial steps outlined in their plans.
Please see these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information, but if you have any other inquiries or concerns, please contact:

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