SURF Participants Summer 2019

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Welcome to the SURF program!

SURF is a comprehensive program that, in addition to the research students conduct in the lab, introduces them to writing professionally in their field and prepares them for presenting at a professional technical conference. The SURF program will use Blackboard to support the program participants throughout their summer research experience. On Blackboard, participants will find announcements, assignments, the seminar schedule, and resource materials.

For information about the structure of the 2019 program, click on the Information and Policies document.

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.

Events and Activities


Human Resources Info

SURF Students

Additional Information for Students