Summer Research Immersion (SRI)

Make Your Summer Count.
Dive into the World of Research.

Want to do real research — and get an experience that opens doors for you?
Looking to challenge your mind, future-proof your résumé and have some fun?

Our Summer Research Immersion (SRI) program provides students intending to major in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields with a one-of-a-kind research experience. Working alongside faculty and fellow students on cutting-edge research projects, you'll tackle weighty world issues, build powerful relationships, and set a course for college and career success. Through this structured research experience, students learn research techniques, acquire background on a research question and follow through on the initial phases of a real research problem. In addition to research skills, the SRI program emphasizes development of workplace skills that employers, graduate schools and professional schools, such as medical schools, expect in college graduates: communication, collaborative, project management, and leadership skills.

Research Stream Part 1 (summer session one: May 26 - June 26) covers theory, techniques, protocols and data management of the research. Research Stream Part 2 (summer session 3: June 29 - July 31) consists of applying that to the research problem, as student teams plan their experiments, conduct their experiments, analyze the results, and present their results. Students finish the program by presenting their research results in a public poster session.

Unique Benefits

  • Growth

    Your personal and professional growth: turbocharged. You'll learn methods of scientific research and develop your skills of critical thinking and collaborative research earlier than most undergraduate students.

  • Direction

    Your future will be brighter. You'll acquire a solid foundation toward your chosen career or advanced academic studies.

  • Recognition

    People will know your name. You'll find opportunities to publish in professional journals, present posters at conferences, seek industry internships, be considered for fellowships, and a whole lot more.

  • Access

    Renowned faculty members work with you. You'll build powerful connections with influential Binghamton University professors and lay the foundation for requesting valuable letters of recommendation, which are often required for scholarships internships and graduate school applications.

  • Friendship

    Great team members make for great friends. You'll work alongside students who are excited about the same things as you are and build important, long-lasting relationships along the way.

Research Streams

SRI participants investigate exciting research topics all summer long! You’ll conduct research in what are known as Research Streams, specially created research courses for emerging fields in sciences and engineering.

Learn about the current summer research streams!

Apply for SRI

SRI has rolling admission and application review starts on February 1st, 2020. The number of slots in the SRI program is limited, so we recommend that you apply as early as January. Applicants are notified within a few weeks of application deadline. Application deadline is April 6, 2020.

Online application opened on Thursday, December 5th.

Review of applications for SRI ends when all slots are filled.