Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program


Distinguished Teaching Professor Stephen Padalino

Department: Physics and Astronomy

Funding Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Period of Funding: May 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014

Award Total: 8685

The SURF Program provides an opportunity for the NIST laboratories (with partial financial support from the National Science Foundation) to encourage outstanding undergraduate students to pursue careers in science and engineering. The SURF Program will provide research opportunities for students to work with internationally known NIST scientists, to expose them to cutting-edge and state-of-the-art research, and to promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering. One goal of these programs is to provide opportunities for our nation's next generation of scientists and engineers to engage in world-class scientific research at NIST, especially in ground-breaking areas of emerging technologies. This carries with it the hope of motivating individuals to pursue Ph.D.s in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nanoscale science, neutron research, and/or physics, and to consider research careers.