Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) @ UCLA

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The UCLA Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering launched during the summer of 2023. The purpose of the program, which is supported by Amazon, is to provide students who are typically underrepresented in engineering and computer science an opportunity to conduct innovative and cutting-edge research for 8 weeks on the UCLA campus.

The program will admit 20 students and will run from June 23 – August 16, 2024.

The SURE @UCLA application will be open from December 2023 – March 2024.

Program Highlights

  • 8 -weeks of undergraduate research
  • On- campus housing, meals and access to UCLA recreation facilities
  • $5,350 stipend
  • Travel costs to and from Los Angeles
  • Weekly professional development and graduate school workshops
  • Graduate and faculty mentoring
  • End-of-program Research Poster Presentation
  • Evening and weekend social activities

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for admission to the Amazon SURE Program at UCLA, students must meet the following eligibility requirements.

  1. Current Sophomore or Junior enrolled at a U.S.- based college or university.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient
  3. GPA of 3.0 or higher
  4. Must be available to participate in research for 40 hrs/week for the duration of the program (June 23 – August 17, 2024)
  5.  Must also be available to participate in Amazon Day and other professional development workshops

Application Materials and Timeline

  1. Student Information
  2. Parent/Guardian Information
  3. Statement of Purpose (500 word maximum)
  4. Transcript (official or unofficial)
  5. Resume (1-page maximum)
  6. Online Recommendation Form

Application Deadline: March 29, 2024 by 11:59 pm (PDT) (extended from March 22nd) 

Recommendation Deadline: April 5, 2024 by 11:59 pm (PDT) (extended from March 29th)

Note: Your application can be submitted without the recommendation form being submitted. The deadline to submit the recommendation is a week after the application submission deadline.

Admission Notification: Early May 2024

The SURE @ UCLA Program does not provide early decision notifications for any of its applications.

To learn more about the program, attend the SURE@UCLA Info Session in January 2024. 

To apply, click the button below or scan the QR code

Click the following link to view and download the SURE@UCLA flyer HERE

For further application instructions, click HERE

 Make sure to review the SURE @ UCLA FAQ page for additional program information.

For additional questions, contact Jessica Martin-Gonzalez at

SURE @UCLA 2023 Yearbook

SURE@UCLA Summer 2023 Cohort

Rishika Aggarwal

Biomedical Engineering

Purdue University

Serena Antoun

Computer Science

 Virginia Tech University

Samuel Appiah Kubi

Robotics Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Fabian Del Villar

Aerospace Engineering


Christopher Kurt Enriquez

Human Biology

Stanford University

Jennifer Fadul Marin

Mechanical Engineering

Virginia Tech

Zumonjay Jackson

Mechanical Engineering

Los Angeles Trade-Tech College

Kennedy Keyes

Software Engineering

Mississippi State University

Adrian Medina

Computer Science

UC Berkeley

Kavan Mehrizi

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

UC Berkeley

Jeannette Merlos



Anna Nguyen

Computer Science

San Diego State University

Bright Ojo

Electrical Engineering

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Nadia Pelaez

Computer Science

University at Buffalo

Kevin Perez

Chemical Engineering


Khadij Tandja

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Morgan State University

Annie Villalta

Computer Science

Stanford University