SURF is a 10-week research experience at URI in which undergraduates from around the state carry out independent projects with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The statewide nature of SURF makes this opportunity unique in Rhode Island.
The program also includes career-building activities surrounding topics such as graduate school admission, research ethics, and scientific communication and presentation. SURF concludes with a poster conference highlighting student research. 2010 marked our largest conference with over 95 student posters and over 280 attendees.
Many SURFs continue in research, either as an extension of the same project or in new laboratories.
SURF is run in collaboration with the NIH Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE). Recruitment is coordinated with the NSF URI Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP).
Applications due in March of each year.
Program runs in summer with a Symposium in July at which students present their work.