Wharton SPUR provides a group of up to 10 students an opportunity to design and perform in-depth research over a 10-week period in the summer under the guidance of Wharton faculty members.
The Wharton Summer High School Programs are residential experiences for students currently enrolled in grades 9–11. Independent research—specifically, 20 hours a week—is the goal for the 10 Wharton undergrads chosen for the Wharton Summer Program for Undergraduate Research, or SPUR. WURB —The Wharton Undergraduate Research Board works to increase student involvement in research, foster a network of student researchers, and develop innovative co-curricular opportunities to increase students’ exposure to academic research. In determining how to spend the summer after his freshman year, Aidan was referred to the Wharton Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR), which led him to a position with Prof. Susan M. Wachter.
WHARTON SOCIAL IMPACT RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (SIRE) This program provides grants to support undergraduate research on topics that promote economic and social value.
Wharton SPUR is a unique program that provides a select group of up to 10 highly motivated students an opportunity to design and perform in-depth research over a 10-week period in the summer under the guidance of some of Wharton’s preeminent faculty members. The Wharton School in partnership with the Biomedical Graduate Studies and the Graduate Division of Arts and Sciences participates in the Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR–EIP). Penn Roadmap to Research—Developed by SCUE, the Roadmap provides students with step-by-step guidance on how to find and attain research opportunities.
Students design their own research projects, which are carried out over the summer under the guidance of some of Wharton’s top faculty members.
Summer Spent in Research. “When they apply, they have to find a faculty member who is willing to mentor them on their idea,” says Utsav Schurmans, director of Wharton Research and Scholars Programs. The Leadership Alliance is an academic consortium of 32 institutions of higher learning, including leading research and teaching college and universities. Led by Wharton faculty and instructional staff, programs explore topics that align with Wharton research and teaching.