Undergraduate research (UR) is a dynamic entity that is drastically different from the type graduate research that occurs at major research institutions. It allows students to learn the conventions of research through imitation and practice. It is an essential part of the internal transformation that takes place as a student begins to understand what it means to be a scholar and a researcher.
SURP is the embodiment of UGR. This model is a summer intensive research immersion experience. In an effort to expand UGR across disciplines and spur interdisciplinary projects and cross-pollination among students, SURP has typically included projects from the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Liberal Studies/Education, Psychology and Sociology for 2017’s SURP. This year’s projects span the topics of Alzhiemer’s, transgenic genes, drug addition, biodiversity in the CA Deserts and along the coasts, after-school programs, high-temp geotherma
l reactions that have implications for chemistry in space, religion and immigration, and nutraceutical validity!
Applications are due April 1st, 2017. Announcements for SURP Fellows will be made on April 10th, 2017.