Each Fall and Winter Term, PURE sponsors a special event: Sharing Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE). The purpose of each SURE event is to encourage undergraduate research. We hope to do so by:

  • sharing research stories and experiences from undergraduates;
  • hearing about research collaboration from undergraduates and mentoring faculty;
  • learning about opportunities for undergraduates to get grants that support research;
  • understanding how research and research experiences can improve our quality of life as well as our education;
  • engaging with student and faculty presenters to learn how other undergraduates can have these opportunities.

Here is a video from SURE in Fall 2018.


In 2019, SURE takes place:

  • Tuesday, October 22nd, from 12-1 in the WUC’s Willamette Room (check out the poster below!);
  • Tuesday, January 28th, from 12-1 in the WUC’s Willamette Room.

If you have any questions, or are interested in presenting at current or future SURE events, please contact the PURE Director at pure@wou.edu.

Past SURE Presentations

  • November 26, 2018: 5 Presentation teams and 25 attendees. MarCom supported the event with food and video recording.
  • March 19, 2019: 5 Presentation teams and 12 attendees. IRB supported the event with food.

SURE’s Co-Sponsors

Program for Undergraduate Research Experiences
Student Enrichment Program 
Service Learning & Career Development 
STEM Scholars 
Institutional Research Board


Program for Undergraduate Research Experiences (PURE)

(503) 838-9500 | or e-mailpure@wou.edu