Participant Events

Seminars & events for LSSURP participants while on campus during the summer.

Seminar Series

GRE Practice Test

GRE Post Test Review

Building A Mentor Network

Responsible Conduct of Research Session #2


Writing a Personal Statement

Responsible Conduct of Research Session #3


Pay It Forward - Sheridan Story

Mock Interview with Faculty

Take Your Mentor To Lunch

Graduate Programs Fair

What: Graduate & Professional Programs & Career Fair


7:00–8:30 p.m | TBD

Representatives of University of Minnesota graduate programs in the biological sciences and related disciplines will be on hand to meet LSSURP participants and to describe unique aspects of their graduate programs. Information about the graduate programs, faculty research interests, application procedures, etc.

This should be a great opportunity for you to establish contact with the graduate programs in which you are interested. You are encouraged to arrange for a follow-up visit with selected members of the graduate program faculty while you are still on campus this summer.

Light refreshments will be available.

Graduate programs invited to participate

  • Applied Plant Sciences
  • Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
  • Environmental Health
  • Food Science
  • Graduate School Office in Outreach
  • Joint Degree Program in Law Health & the Life Sciences
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology (MICaB)
  • Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics
  • Molecular Veterinary Biosciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Social, Administrative, and Clinical Pharmacy
  • Soil Science
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health


All Programs Picnic

What: All Programs Picnic

Please remember to invite your mentor and other lab personnel as your guest(s). Please send an email message to LSSURP office ( no later than July 6th, indicating how many guests are coming with you. This information is needed to determine quantities of food needed.

Plenty of food and beverages. Food service begins at 5:30 p.m. Shelter in case of rain. Games include ultimate frisbee, kickball, hackey sack, board games/cards, etc. Plan on having fun and reuniting as a group.

Transportation: For students living in residence halls, a bus will provide transportation to and from the picnic. Departure times to be determined.

Poster Symposium

What: Poster Session
Where: McNamara Alumni Center

Each LSSURP participant will present a poster at the All Campus Poster Session. The Poster Session is open to the general public. Persons specifically invited include mentors, lab group personnel, graduate program faculty, collegiate administrators, corporate sponsors, friends and family. Poster presenters are asked to be at their posters to interact with interested attendees, but are also encouraged to take some time to circulate and see what your friends have been doing during the summer.

Posters are to be set up 9-9:30am. Each participant will be assigned a specific location and a directory will be available so that guests can locate specific participants and their posters with a minimum of effort.

What:  End of the Program Luncheon

Where:  The Whole, CMU

A closing ceremony for LSSURP participants.  Lunch will be provided.

MD/PhD Program Recruitment Luncheon

What: Information session for those interested in learning more about the MD/PhD career track
When: Friday, July TBD; noon-1:30 pm
Where: TBD

Come meet the Director of Combined MD/PhD Training Program and a panel of current MD/PhD students who will talk about the physician-scientist career path.

This program is one of several national programs funded by a Medical Scientist Training Program grant from the National Institutes of Health. The program combines—in about eight years—coursework, fundamental biomedical research, and clinical training culminating in a dissertation, a PhD degree, and an MD degree. Students accepted into the program receive a yearly stipend in addition to tuition and fees paid for by the program throughout the training period. The program trains future academic physician-scientists.

Contact person: Susan Shurson, Assistant Director, MD/PhD Program
Email: sends e-mail)
Telephone: 612-625-3680

MD/PhD Program Web site