The Lyle Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, or Lyle SURF, exposes students to cutting-edge scientific research conducted by Lyle and SMU faculty. This opportunity is most valuable to students who wish to participate in research with faculty with the intent to apply to graduate school or who are curious about engineering research relevant to technological advancement.
Engineering and computer science students who wish to take part in the program should apply by the February deadline. You can apply below. Once students are admitted, they will be placed with a faculty member either by prearranging the placement prior to application, or the selection committee will place the students based on research interests. The program will take place over 8 weeks in the summer starting in June. Students will work for 20 hours a week on faculty mentored research and will receive a weekly stipend for their work and have access to an incidental fund for research related expense reimbursements. During this time students will be able to take part in leadership and professional development meetings with the Hart Center. Once the 8 weeks have concluded, students will present their work and findings in a conference styled presentation with Q&A that will be open to the public.
You can apply to the Lyle Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program here.
Prior to filling out the application, we suggest that you look at a preview of the application’s essay questions here and answer them in a separate document. Then you can copy and paste your answers into the online application easily without fear of losing your work.
Applications due: February 2021
Notified: March 2021
Kickoff: June 2021
Presentations: July 2021