Undergrad Research Opportunities

Geosciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Geosciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (GSURP) is sponsored by the geosciences department for undergraduate students and pre-freshmen already enrolled for the fall semester. High school juniors are also encouraged to apply and participate during the summer before their senior high school year. 

The Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) has provided support for much of the work done in GSURP.

Program participants conduct intense field work for six weeks and make presentations of their research findings. Several have worked with the Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC), a joint effort of TU, the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Arkansas. The goal of IPEC is to increase the competitiveness of the domestic oil industry, and the research of GSURP students has often fit within the scope of IPEC goals.

Many GSURP students present their findings and are recognized at the annual TU Student Research Colloquium. They are encouraged to also present at national and international conferences.

For more information, contact Winton Cornell, Applied Associate Professor of Geosciences, at 918-631-3248.