The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) supports faculty-mentored undergraduate research during the summer. This is an opportunity for students to work with a faculty mentor on a research topic relevant to their interests and educational goals during the summer. The expectation is that students will devote 8-10 weeks of full-time effort to the project. Students will present their research findings to other SURF recipients during events in the summer and fall. Students will receive a $4000 stipend, $750 in housing allowance, and up to $500 for research supplies, and mentors will receive a $1000 stipend. Whether a student is a seasoned researcher or this is their first undergraduate research project – SURF is a great chance to expand their educational experience.

Pacific students can view more information here.


Awards from 2009

Analysis of Protein Bioiomarkers for Oral Cancer, Daniel Lu

Using Illite crystallinity to determine maximum temperature conditions of rocks exhumed along the Tokai thrust fault, Nankai Trough, Japan, Kari McLaughlin

Dreams in the Night - Steampunk jewelry for "A Midsumm's Night Dream, Ginger Mooney

Rehabilitation of Wood Structures Using Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites, Alvin Tan

Awards from 2008

EUPHORAH, George Brais

The impact of fires on the biogeochemical properties of soils, Jason Dupere

Assessment of Water Quality and Land Use in the Salmon Creek Watershed, Anne Fisher

Voter Education Project, Rachael Freeman

Navigation of Virtual Worlds: A Comparison of Maps, Signs, Directions and Markers, Todd Heino

Characterization of the 5' Untranslated Region (5' UTR) of the Alcohol Oxidase I (AOX I) Gene in Pichia pastoris, Amy Huang

The action of metronidazole in Trichomonas vaginals, Katelin Kehoe

A Study on the Effect of Machining Conditions on Machined Surfaces, Chris Kerth