Over the summer of 2020, 26 students participated in the inaugural Summer Policy Research Institute (SPRI). SPRI is a six- to eight-week program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in policy research. The goal of the program is to develop a model for exposing students to academic research through a mentored, team-based experience. SPRI is part of the university's Path Forward initiative to provide more students with high-impact, meaningful experiences outside the classroom.
Eight of the SPRI students delivered policy briefs of their summer work. The topics ranged from Afghanistan's peace process, to the effects of the ACA on uncompensated care, ignition interlock devices, among others. All briefs are available at this link, as well as links to SPRI student bios, more information about the program, and recordings of the seminar series that were a part of the program.