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Summer research is going strong at the University of Wisconsin-Superior for ten students who were honored with scholarships for undergraduate research.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program gives UW-Superior students the opportunity to work with a mentor to explore a research problem or undertake a scholarly, creative activity. SURFs provide students with a stipend intended to cover summer living expenses so they can devote time to their chosen project.
The SURF program at UW-Superior began in 2012 with support from the UW-Superior Foundation. The goal of the program is to foster undergraduate research and creative activity and mentoring in all disciplines. SURF awards are competitive and so far 27 students have been supported and received SURF awards in the first three years of the program.
The SURF experience gives students a variety of learning opportunities. They do everything from developing an idea, to writing a proposal and designing their project. Students do the research over the summer and present their findings or finished products at professional meetings and conferences.
What sets UW-Superior apart from other undergraduate research programs may be the wide variety of scholarly projects taken on by the students. They not only include math and science, but literature, law, art, and social work among others.
These students, participating in ten undergraduate research projects, were announced as recipients of the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships on April 16 at the URSCA Day of Celebration. Proposals were reviewed by the Undergraduate Research Committee (URSCA), volunteers, and the UW-Superior Foundation and selected partially due to their reflection of UW-Superior's commitment to the liberal arts missions through undergraduate research.
Each fellowship provides students with supportive funding (and a stipend for their mentor) to engage in summer research for 20 hours a week over a ten week period to be completed by September 1, 2014.
Recipients of the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships include:
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