Summer Undergraduate Research Internship

SURI student conducting research

The University of Texas at Austin’s Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (UT PGE) 2024 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) program runs from June 3 to Aug. 9, 2024. SURI brings together innovative undergraduate minds from prestigious universities across the country to UT PGE to research hot energy topics with world-class faculty members.

Interns receive an insider look at graduate-level work conducted at UT PGE, home to the world’s top petroleum engineering program and some of the most cutting-edge energy research happening today. In addition to participating in the meaningful academic research, interns learn about the diverse areas of petroleum and geosystems engineering and build strong relationships with their cohort.

Previous research projects have included work in these diverse areas:

  • Computer-generated modeling of subsurface fluid flow
  • Critical mineral resource mapping and recovery
  • Hydrogen storage simulation and databases
  • Natural gas turbo-expanders
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Electrical properties of rocks
  • Gas hydrates in the Arctic
  • Subsurface data analytics and convolutional neural networks

SURI is a rewarding 10-week in-person program that offers a $6,500 stipend for visiting students and also includes travel, on-campus housing and a meal card. For UT Austin students, the program offers a $7,500 stipend that doesn't include housing and a meal card.

All requirements below must be met in order to be considered:

  • Have a 3.25+ GPA
  • Have taken at least 45 hours of credit at your current institution (AP credit does not count)
  • Not be a current freshman or a senior graduating in spring or summer 2024
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Fully commit to the 10-week program
  • Be majoring in engineering, geosciences, math or natural sciences
  • Be enrolled in a four-year institution

The SURI program is intended for students who have a strong desire to pursue an MS or PhD in energy engineering.

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Application deadline is Monday, March 11, 2024.