Fighting the ‘Glass Cliff’ with Science

Organizations often tap female executives when they’re on the verge of collapse. A student-professor research team hopes science will show it’s unfair to blame gender when the collapses happen. 

The experience, available in all disciplines, helps to solidify and define students' career choices, both through graduate school decisions and in post-college employment. All SURE Scholars and faculty mentors receive a stipend for an 8- or 10-week full-time summer session.


Applications for Summer 2020 are due in the Office of Academic Development (Duffy 119) by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, December 6, 2019.

2019 SURE Projects

Forty-Five Stonehill College students worked with 24 faculty members on a variety of research projects over the summer of 2019.

2019 Award Recipient and Research Project List (.pdf)

The scholars and their faculty mentors will work under the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program, whose purpose is to provide students with an opportunity to perform significant, publishable research under the guidance of an experienced faculty researcher. The research experience helps to provide students with a competitive advantage in graduate and professional school applications and in post-college employment opportunities, as well as providing assistance to faculty in research activities.

Contact Info:

Stephanie DesRosiers

Administrative Assistant II
Academic Development

Duffy Academic Center – 119

The Office of Academic Development serves the faculty and staff of the College in helping to obtain external funding for scholarly research, academic program and curriculum development and community service projects.