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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

THE OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH WILL NOT BE ABLE TO OFFER THE SURF PROGRAM IN THE SUMMER OF 2015

What is the SURF Program?

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program provides $1000 to student-faculty teams in support of summer-length scholarly and creative activity. SURF awards are a great way for APSU undergraduate students to gain initial experience with research, work on a small project, and work closely with a faculty mentor.

When?

  • Summer 2015

Who is eligible?

  • All current undergraduates, including seniors who are graduating in May.

How much is the fellowship?

  • The fellowship is a $1000 award paid as a student stipend.

How many fellowships will be given for 2015?

  • 7

What is required?

  • A completed application form including a description of your project and a faculty member's letter of support.
  • A proposed research project which will be completed over the summer between May 11 and August 28.  Exact dates and times may be determined by the student-faculty research team.
  • Attendence and participation in the Summer Research Symposium, usually held during the first week of the Fall semester.  All projects should be complete by this event.

How do I apply?

Application deadline?

  • April 17, 2015 by 4:00pm

Questions?

  • Contact OUR by email or phone 931-221-7625

2014 SURF Program

 May 12-August 22, 2014

2014 Fellows

  • Jared Cleghorn, Department of Art, Advisor: Billy Renkl
  • Keiland Dunigan, Department of Political Science, Advisor: Michael Gruszczynski
  • Jamie Garrett, Department of Agirculture. Advisor: Christina Galben
  • John Garwood, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Advisor: Samuel Jator
  • Taylor Gaston, Department of Agriculture, Advisor: Christina Galben
  • Megan Hart,  Department of Biology, Advisor: Christopher Gentry
  • Gwendolyn Hay, Department of History and Philosophy, Advisor: Jason Verber
  • Brittany McCall, Department of Biology, Advisor: Rebecca Johansen
  • Clarissa Pulley, Department of History and Philosophy, Advisor: Mark Michael
  • Courtney Weyand, Department of Biology, Advisor: Rebecca Johansen

2013 SURF Program

 May 13-August 24, 2013

2013 Fellows

  • Gwendolyn Hay, Department of History and Philosophy, Advisor: Jason Verber
  • Zachary Holtel, Department of Biology, Advisor: Rebecca Johansen
  • James Martin, Department of Geosciences. Advisor: Kallina Dunkle
  • Kayla Pendergrass, Department of Geosciences, Advisor: Chris Gentry
  • Ashly Roby, Department of Chemistry, Advisor: Robin Reed
  • Jeremy Trimble,  Department of Chemistry, Advisor: Carrie Brennan
  • Diana Trinh, Department of Biology, Advisor: Chris Gienger
  • Dylan Wood, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Advisor: Justin Oelgoetz
  • Laura Zahn, Department of Biology, Advisor: Sarah Lundin-Schiller

2012 SURF Program

 May 14-August 24, 2012

2012 Fellows

  • Eva Grebe, Department of Biology, Advisor: Chris Gienger
  • Joe Harms, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Advisor: Justin Oelgoetz
  • Kristen Knight, Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Advisor: Ayman Alzaatreh
  • Kayla Pendergrass, Department of Geosciences, Advisor: Chris Gentry
  • Aaron Ross, Department of Biology, Advisor: Chris Gienger
  • Rob Shepard,  Department of Biology, Advisor: Dwayne Estes
  • Ashley Wallace, Department of Art, Advisor: Ken Shipley
Summer Research Symposium held Friday, August 31, 2012 from12:00 to 2:00pm in the Honors Commons

2011 SURF Program

May 16 - June 24, 2011

First Fellows

  • Meaghan Sikes  (Education,  Advisor: Sheila Pirkle)
  • Dianne Torres  (Chemical Engineering Technology,  Advisor: Phil Hall)
  • Megan Walker  (Biology,  Advisor: Gilbert Pitts)

Reception held Friday July 1, 2011 from1:00 to 2:00pm in Room 202 Hemlock Semiconductor Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

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