The goal of the SURF program is to foster a community of undergraduate research and engaged scholarship during the summer months at Radford University. This program will fund a variety of projects where students engage in an original, intellectual or creative contribution to a discipline.
All currently enrolled degree-seeking undergraduate students who will graduate after the Fall 2014 semester and who wish to engage in research, scholarship or performance for at least 10 weeks are eligible to apply.
Application Materials for SURF Summer 2014:
All application material are due February 7, 2014.
For any further questions, please call the OURS office or email at email@example.com.
Previous experiences from 2013 SURFers
“Being chosen by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) to represent the Geology Department at Radford University has been a game changer for me. This rare chance to conduct research and work so closely with my professor as an undergraduate student is invaluable to my future.” –Melissa Brett (Geology major)
“The experience that I received this summer smoothed out a lot of my rough edges and really made me a more confident chemist along with allowing me to grow by being placed on my own without my hand being held each step of the way. This forced me to be certain about my lab work and keep a level head through my mistakes which also helped me grow as a soon to graduate chemist” –Skye Hickling (Chemistry major)
“This researching opportunity with Dr. Beach has been an outstandingly educational experience for me. I have had the opportunity to observe and go through the complete process of constructing for a research paper, starting with searching for an appropriate and appealing subject, to gathering data and turning the data into useable information, and to putting things together to make a complete meaningful research article.” –Trang Nguyen (Business major)
“Research has been an integral part of my career here at Radford since my freshman year, but being able to actively participate in designing and carrying out a research project of my own has given me a better appreciation for the process as a whole. There is no other way I would have preferred to spend my summer than in the field and lab doing science!" –Fionna Surrette (Biology major)