Engaging in research during your time at ASU will help you build on what you’re learning in your courses, enhancing your competitiveness for jobs and graduate school. Not only will you gain new knowledge and skills, but you’ll further develop your network by working with faculty, gain meaningful work experience to add to your resume and contribute to the discovery of new knowledge, approaches and solutions.
Undergraduate Student Research
There are two schools within our college with undergraduate research programs:
Sustainability Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program
The SURE Program provides paid or for-credit student research opportunities with faculty in the School of Sustainability. This program is open to campus immersion and online students enrolled in the BA in Sustainability, BS in Sustainability and BS in Sustainable Food Systems major. The SURE Program offers an exploration course, research and design course, independent study credit, poster session and a scholarship opportunity.
SFIS Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) Program
The SURF Program provides paid or for-credit student research opportunities with faculty in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. This program is open to all undergraduate majors and offers masterclasses on topics such as research and professional development, independent study credit, poster session and a stipend opportunity.
There are also research programs housed in other ASU academic units and at other institutions outside of ASU that may be of interest to you. Here are some additional resources to explore.
- ASU Undergraduate Research Programs
- Opportunities for Sustainability Honors Students – Offered through Barrett Honors College
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) – A National Science Foundation Program
Graduate Student Research
Each school within the College of Global Futures offers a wide range of research opportunities for graduate students. Contact faculty members whose projects interest you and express your desire to get involved. Most research assistantship opportunities come about through networking with faculty and are not advertised widely.