Mid-SURE presentations and are organized by category. When students register to participate in Mid-SURE, they indicate in which category they intend to compete. If you are registering and are unsure of which category best fits your research topic, contact us and we can help.

Agriculture & Animal Science

Topics related to crop and livestock production  including animal science, aquaculture and fisheries, dairy science, poultry science, forestry, agronomy, crop sciences, soil sciences, botany, horticulture, plant biology, plant pathology, entomology, and agricultural economics.

Arts & Humanities

Topics related to the study of languages, literature, the arts, music, theatre, philosophy, and other related areas.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Topics related to biochemistry, biogeochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, structural biology, and microbiology.

Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering

Topics related to food quality and safety, ecosystems protection, homeland security and health protection, biomass utilization, and renewable energy development.

Cell Biology, Genetics, & Genomics

Topics related to anatomy, cell biology, developmental biology, cancer biology, computational biology, genetics, genomics, and molecular genetics.

Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Topics related to the study of mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of engineering materials, such as metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Topics related to general civil engineering, environmental engineering, hydrology and water resources, geotechnical engineering, pavements, structures, or transportation.

Communication Arts & Sciences

Topics related to the theory and practice of communication, including the scholarship on media, advertising, journalism, retailing, telecommunications, communication disorders, and other relevant topics.

Computer Science & Engineering

Topics related to the broad areas of information processing and problem solving using digital computers.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Topics related to computer architecture, computer networks, VLSI/microelectronics, electromagnetics, electronic materials and devices, nondestructive evaluation, biomedical engineering, control and robotics, power electronics and systems, and signal processing and communications.

Environmental Science & Natural Resources

Topics related to the interactions among physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment including pollution, biodiversity, sustainability, landscape architecture, and parks and recreation management.

Epidemiology & Public Health

Topics include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior, health education, medical anthropology, and health management and policy.

Integrative Biology

Topics related to behavior, neuroscience, organismal biology, ecology, and evolution.

Mechanical Engineering

Topics related to solid mechanics, thermodynamics, control theory, fluid mechanics, machine design, heat transfer, and vibrations.

Pharmacology & Toxicology

Topics related to the adverse effects of chemical, physical, or biological agents on living organisms and the ecosystem, including the prevention and amelioration of such adverse effects. Studies can range from basic research at the molecular/organism/ecosystem level to more applied aspects of treatment or prevention, including social/behavioral factors that contribute to the reduction in exposures to harmful agents.

Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Topics related to physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, mathematics, and applied mathematics.

Social Sciences

Topics related to the study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society, including anthropology, criminal justice, economics, education, geography, psychology, social work, and sociology.

Don't see a category that fits your project? Categories are updated yearly. We encourage research mentors and students to suggest new or modified categories. Contact the Undergraduate Research Office.