URI Hosts Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
Published on August 2, 2010
The University of Rhode Island hosted the third annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Conference Friday, an opportunity for undergraduate students from around the state to present their summer research findings and showcase the hands-on laboratory experience they gained during their summer fellowship.
The SURF program, a collaboration between the RI IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (RI-INBRE) and the RI Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (RI-EPSCoR), offers summer research opportunities to undergraduate RI students who are considering careers in biomedical or life science research.
This yearâ??s program hosted 94 students from Rhode Island institutes of higher education such as the University of Rhode Island, Brown University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, Bryant University, and the Community College of Rhode Island. Undergraduate fellows work alongside a faculty mentor in an intense 10-week research program, ending with an annual conference that attracts university faculty members, researchers, business leaders and government representatives from around the state.