Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) Summer Symposium Student Recognition

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
Summer Symposium and Student Recognition

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Apoorva Kalasuramath, presenting her poster, one of the top 10 posters at the research symposium

For 11 weeks this summer, 190 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) students from 20 institutions participated in an intensive research experience on the Purdue University campus. Three 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.

You Wu, an undergraduate student in the School of Nuclear Engineering working with Dr. Jovanovic and Jason Young, working with Dr. Jevremovic were each recognized as being in the top five of the oral presentation of an abstract category.

Apoorva Kalasuramath, 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.

Abstract Presentation

  • Passive Beam Pointing Stabilization
    You Wu, Mechanical Engineering, Igor Jovanovic, PI
     
  •  LightGrid An Agile Distributed Computing Solution for Geant4
    Jason Young, Tatjana Jevremovic, PI
  • Nano Grain Tungsten for Tokamak Fusion Reactors, Alan Bishop
     
  •  Peakseek: A Statistical Analysis of Energy Peaks with ROOT for iMASS, Phillip Forsberg


Posters

  • Small Scale Investigations into Amplification and Suppression of Melt-Water Explosive Interactions
    Anthony Sansone, Jeff Webster, Rusi Taleyarkhan, Steven Zielinski
     
  • Passive Beam Pointing Stabilization
    You Wu, Doug French, Igor Jovanovic
  • LightGrid – An Agile Distributed Computing Solution for Geant4
    Jason Young, John Perry, Tatjana Jevremovic
     
  • Biocompatibility of Irradiated Nanoislands on a Multilayered Co/Pd Structure for Use as a Coating on a
    Cardiovascular Stent
    Apoorva Kalasuramath, Eric Yang, Jean-Paul Allain, Lisa Reece, Alexandra Kacic
  • Neutron Spectroscopy for Tension Metastable Fluid Detectors
    Tom Grimes, Jeff Webster, Rusi Taleyarkhan, Brian Archambault
     
  • No Abstract Provided
    Victor Kovach
     
  • Graphene Based Sensor for Detecting Special Nuclear Material
    Caleb Roecker, Mike Foxe, I. Jovanovic, Romaneh Jalilian, Y. P. Chen

 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.