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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Awards

At Sacramento State, we believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to have a high quality STEM education. The unprecedented challenge we all face today makes even more clear the need for science literacy and the importance of training the next generation of professionals who will serve on the front lines of scientific and medical discovery, innovation and treatment. 

The SURE Program is a paid summer research experience for undergraduate students. Working closely with a faculty mentor in their lab, students conduct research in biological sciences, chemistry, geology, geography, math and statistics, or physics and astronomy fields. These research experiences push students beyond the bounds of their existing knowledge, challenging their creativity, determination, and resourcefulness. It’s through these experiences that students come to truly understand and navigate the “messiness” of science – a process of trial, error and new discovery.

Undergraduate research can be one of the most important and rewarding experiences a student has during their time at Sacramento State’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Many Sacramento State students work while going to school, making it challenging to find time for other academic pursuits beyond the classroom. As a paid opportunity, the SURE Program helps alleviate the need for additional employment during the summer, allowing students to focus more fully on their research endeavors.

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GOLD Challenge
Graduates of the last decade: Show us all why your graduating class reigns supreme! The graduating class with the most donors will unlock $500 to support Alumni Association programming. At check-out, select 'alumni' as your affiliation then input your graduation year for your gift to count.
What year did you graduate from Sacramento State (please type the four digit year)?
Rank Answer Donors
1 2020 19
2 2016 17
3 2013 16
4 2014 16
5 2018 13
6 2017 12
7 2019 12
8 2012 12
9 2011 11
10 2015 11
11 2021 1
Ended
$1,000
Sac State CARES Fund – University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #1
THANK YOU to our generous for helping us reach our goal of 250 gifts! Your support for the programs and departments is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
$500
Sac State CARES Fund – University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #2
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping us reach our goal of 200 gifts! Your support for the programs and students at Sacramento State is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $500 challenge gift!
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Faculty and Staff - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #1
THANK YOU to our generous Faculty and Staff donors for helping us reach our goal of 75 gifts from Faculty and Staff members! Your support for the programs and departments is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$500
Faculty and Staff - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #2
THANK YOU to our generous Faculty and Staff donors for helping us reach our goal of 50 gifts from Faculty and Staff members! Your support for the programs and departments is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $500 challenge gift!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Dean Lisa Hammersley's Challenge
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping us reach our goal of 40 gift to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM)! Your support for NSM is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to Dean Lisa Hammersley for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping us reach our goal of 25 gifts! Your support for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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