Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) was a 9 to 10 week summer undergraduate research program focused on the development of a forest residuals to bio-jet industry that is regionally focused, economically viable, and socially acceptable. This program included an education component to enhance science literacy in biofuels, and help people understand how they’re going to fit into the new energy economy. Unfortunately, this program is no longer active.
The NARA SURE program goal was to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in ongoing active research programs. Working closely with faculty and graduate students, the participants gained hands on experience with using forest residuals to create bio-based alternatives to petroleum-based products such as jet fuel.