Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

The SURF program is helping students across engineering, science, and technology disciplines discover a world of opportunity available to them through research. By closely working with other creative and innovative people, students explore, discover, and transform ideas into reality to advance society and improve people's lives.

SURF Program Benefits

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  • Receive pay to conduct hands-on research under the direction of a faculty member and a graduate student
  • Attend professional development and research seminars
  • Present research discoveries at the SURF Symposium
  • Enjoy social activities with other SURF students
  • Celebrate at the end-of-summer banquet

Learn More

News and Announcements

Research Roundtable for Students

Monday, November 14, 2016
Attend the 6th Annual Research Roundtable in the PMU South Ballroom on November 14, 9:00AM - 4:00PM, and learn about undergraduate research opportunities. If you are applying for the 2017 SURF program, this is a great time to meet face-to-face with some of the researchers at Purdue.

Thank you SURF Mentors!

The SURF program extends a thank you to over 120 professors and 130 graduates students and post docs who mentored one or more SURF students this summer. They represented 19 departments in 3 Colleges at Purdue. Follow the link to view the 2016 Graduate Mentor of the Summer Awards.

For past News and Announcements, please see our Archives.

Contact SURF

For a directory of our staff members, please see our Contact Us page.

SURF Office
Purdue University
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Room 2001
701 W. Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon; 1 - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Fax: 765-496-1466
Phone: 765-496-2349