Summer Research Institute (SRI)

A Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF)


Important Dates

  • SRI 2022 hosted June 5, 2022 through June 9, 2022
  • Application portal is now CLOSED.
  • Deadline to submit is now CLOSED.


About the Program

Spend a week engaged in research-focused academic sessions and collaborating in a faculty’s research laboratory on Wichita State University’s main campus. Student research groups will compile a review of literature, formulate an educated hypothesis and methods, conduct data collection, analyze data, and showcase findings in an oral presentation. Collaborate, problem-solve, practice critical thinking skills and begin to establish relationships with fellow incoming peers, undergraduate student mentors, graduate research assistants, and research faculty. Students who complete the SRI program enhance team building and leaderships skills, strengthen research competences and preparedness for First Year Research Experience (FYRE) and other collaborative research opportunities throughout their academic program. This summer program is hosted by WSU’s Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College. SRI is a part of the LSAMP program.

Who is eligible? Incoming first-year Wichita State students who are graduated high school seniors or community college transfer students interested in STEM majors.

Check out our other LSAMP program: Shocker Engineering Academy 



SRI 2022 applications is now closed. Deadline to submit was April 15, 2022.

The application process includes the submission of an essay. Please include the following information in your essay.

  1. Your academic/career goals
    2. Your expectations for the summer research experience
    3. Please describe any abilities, activities, or other personal information about yourself that you wish to share with the review committee. Examples might include, but are not limited to:
  • prior research experience
  • demonstrated service to particular groups or causes
  • commitment to diversity
  • leadership abilities
  • status as a first generation college student
  • multilingual proficiencies, socioeconomic status
  • and/or a personal history of overcoming hardships

Failure to address all three topic questions may result in an incomplete application.

Essays should be typed and no longer than one page single-spaced. 

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Dr. Heidi Bell at or call 316.978.5150.