Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program is a partnership supported by NIST, NSF, and the participating colleges/universities. The Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory (MSEL) and the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) jointly offer a program designed to provide hands-on research opportunities to undergraduate students in the areas of ceramics, metallurgy, polymers, and condensed matter science. The program is open to undergraduate students seeking science and engineering degrees in accredited colleges and universities. Applicants must be U. S. citizens or permanent residents.
The program begins in late May and consists of an 11 week hands-on research project led by a NIST scientist. At the end of the 11 weeks, each student is expected to present their work to an audience of other SURF participants, project leaders and their colleagues.
To gain a better understanding of what type of research a SURF participant may in, the presentations are available at our SURF materials page.
For more information regarding the MSEL/NCNR SURF program, please contact the SURF Directors:Center for Neutron Research
Dr. Julie Borchers
100 Bureau Dr, STOP 6102
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-6102
Phone: (301) 975-6597
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Materials Science & Engineering Laboratory
Dr. Terrell Vanderah
100 Bureau Dr, STOP 8520
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8520
Phone: (301) 975-5785
Email: email@example.com Materials Science & Engineering Laboratory
Dr. Robert Shull
100 Bureau Dr, STOP 8552
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8552
Phone: (301) 975-6035