Information for Students

Timeline for Undergraduate Research Experience

Fall (August - December)

September

  • Explore Opportunities at the Research Roundtable
  • Fall 2020 Research Roundtable: September 29 (Virtual on Discord)

November

  • Attend Fall University Research Symposium (Virtual)
  • Attend Fall Undergraduate Research Expo: November 16 - 20 (Virtual)

December

  • Early application submission for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

March - April

  • Final matching of students to projects for SURF in summer
  • Accept SURF offer

Spring (January - April)

  • Enroll in Pre-SURF research seminar course ENGR 195/295 or attend prep workshops
  • Seek out research opportunities via EURO application platform
  • Talk to Professors/UG peers/graduate students

Summer (May - July)

  • Begin full time research as a SURF participant
  • SURF 2021:
    • Application Window: December 15, 2020 - February 15, 2021
    • Program Dates: May 24 – August 2, 2021
    • SURF Symposium: July 29, 2021

 

Fall (August - December)

  • Enroll 3 credits research in same lab to collect more data, refine, procedure, publish results or present at Fall Research Expo
  • Take paid undergraduate research positions, apply to SURF advanced programs and scholarships

August

  • Explore research labs based on interest
  • Schedule a meeting with Engineering Undergraduate Research Office (EURO)
  • OUR Undergraduate Research Scholarship Application Due

September

  • Attend Research Roundtable
  • Participate in Research Prep sessions

October

  • Register for Spring research for credit courses
  • Approach faculty members about future participation in their research
  • OUR Student Research Grant Application Due

November

  • Register for Spring courses – consider experiential learning (VIP, Research)
  • Attend Fall Undergraduate Research Expo

December

  • Apply to SURF program
  • Reach out to potential faculty and graduate researchers about job shadowing or part-time work in research labs

January

  • Discuss about potential research projects and how to prepare for lab work
  • Register for Summer research for credit courses

February

  • Deadline for SURF Application

March

  • SURF Placement announcement

April

  • Attend Spring Research Symposium

May

  • SURF program begins

June

  • Immerse in SURF; attend professional development workshops

July

  • SURF Symposium / Banquet and Awards

Guide to search undergraduate research opportunities

About SURF

SURF Program Policies and Requirements