SURF Participants Summer 2016

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Welcome to the SURF program!

SURF is a comprehensive program that, in addition to the research you conduct in the lab, introduces you to writing professionally in your field and prepares you for presenting at a professional technical conference.

These pages will be continuously updated throughout the summer, so be sure to bookmark this page and return often for the latest information.

The SURF 2016 program has created a Blackboard site to support your learning to be a productive researcher. There you will find announcements, assignments, the seminar schedule, and resource materials. You will use your Purdue career account to log onto the SURF 2016 Blackboard site.

 View the SURF 2016 Program Information and Policies.


News and Announcements

For past News and Announcements, please see our Archives.


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  • Modules - These self-paced modules have been developed to help you learn positive research techniques.
  • Assignments - Login to Blackboard for details and due dates of the documents you will need to submit during your SURF experience



Professional Development & Research Seminars

  • Professional Development Meetings  – These required workshops and seminars will help you successfully complete your research project, prepare for the SURF Research Symposium, and make the most of your SURF summer. Login to Blackboard for the schedule.
  • Research Seminars  – SURF students are required to attend at least 4 of these seminars. The research seminar series contains a variety of topics to introduce the SURF participants to best practices of research at Purdue and research opportunities through Purdue's graduate programs. Distinguished guest speakers from across campus will elaborate on interdisciplinary opportunities in research, entrepreneurship initiatives, and their advice to the next generation of researchers.

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Human Resources Info

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