Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
Summer Symposium and Student Recognition
Tuesday, August 3, and Wednesday, August 4, 2010
For 11 weeks this summer, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) students from ? institutions participated in an intensive research experience on the Purdue University campus.? undergraduates working with graduate student and faculty advisors from the School of Nuclear Engineering were recognized for significant achievement at the SURF Summer Symposium. Sixteen talks and posters were recognized overall.
, an undergraduate student in the School of Nuclear Engineering working with Dr. Jovanovic and Jason Young, working with were each recognized as being in the top five of the oral presentation of an abstract category.
, an undergraduate in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, working with
Dr. JP Allain was recognized as presenting one of the top 10 posters at the research symposium.
The following participated in the SURF Symposium as faculty or graduate advisors/mentors from the School of Nuclear Engineering. Most of the undergraduates named are in the School of Nuclear Engineering, some from other schools in engineering.
Igor Jovanovic, PI
Ami Ortoleva, Prof. Jean-Paul Allain
Brendon Rose, Prof. Igor Jovanovic
Bradley Schultz, Prof. Jean-Paul Allain
Matthew Ziolkowski, Prof. Rusi Taleyarkhan
About the SURF program:
The SURF program was launched in 2003 to meet the ever-increasing research demands of academia and industry. Using a portion of an unrestricted gift from Purdue alumnus Patrick Wang, SURF has sought to provide students with a dedicated laboratory experience to strengthen integrated, hands-on learning through discovery.
The core of the SURF program is to provide students across all engineering, science and technology disciplines with
an intensive research component that allows them to work closely with professors and graduate students.
For 11 weeks this summer, 190 SURF students from 20 institutions have participated in an intensive research experience on the Purdue University campus. These students received mentorship and guidance from at least 145 graduate students and 120 professors from 20 Schools/Departments in four Colleges at Purdue.
Apoorva Kalasuramath, presenting her poster, one of the top 10 posters at the research symposium