Spend your summer on science and engineering
The Sustainability, Engineering and Science - Undergraduate Research (SESUR) Program is a 10-week summer research program for Stanford undergraduates from any area of study who want to learn more about environmental science and the planet we live on. Students find a project - or propose one of their own - and work with a faculty member from the Doerr School of Sustainability in the lab or in the field (or remotely) through the summer. Students present their work at a fall scientific symposium.
Attend an information session
Ask questions and talk to former program participants!
Info Sessions for summer 2024
November 30, 11:00 am - Thursday
location: Y2E2 Bldg, room 299
January 18, 4:00 pm - Thursday
location: Hartley Conference, Mitchell Earth Sciences Bldg
See what it's like
Our program has been going strong for more than 15 years.
Learn about the research findings of the 2020 SESUR students. Due to the pandemic the normally in-person research symposium was transformed into this website where you can still learn from the SESUR students.
Meet some of our summer undergraduate researchers
Taking extreme measures
What you need to know
Find a faculty sponsor
Students may apply to work with any faculty member in the departments of:
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Earth System Science
Energy Science and Engineering
SDSS social science division
How to apply
You will develop the project proposal with a faculty member (and likely a graduate student or post doc) who will act as your advisor(s). Your proposed faculty research advisor must approve your application. Once you submit it online, they will receive an email notification asking for approval.
Applications are due on February 15, 2024.
Find your questions answered here.