The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program will fund 20 students from across the University with funds from the office of the Vice President for Research. Previous SURF award recipients have included Goldwater Scholarship and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipients. Since 2002, SURF students have co-authored 71 peer-reviewed publications. This year’s recipients, project titles and advisors are listed on the SURF webpage.
Kaylie Butts, Rachel Schlicker and Quelyn Bekkering received Honorable Mention.
By Will Cantrell.
2017 Award Recipients in Engineering Programs
|Student Name||Student’s Major||Advisor/Department||Project Title|
|Jessica Benson||Biomedical Engineering||Jeremy Goldman / Biomedical Eng.||Evaluating Biodegradeable Zinc Stent Materials|
|James Gooding||Chemical Engineering||Shiyue Fang / Chemistry||Digital History of Historic Mineralogical Instruments at the A.E. Seaman Museum|
|Amanda Kautzer||Biomedical Engineering/Eng. Management||Rupak Rajachar / Biomedical Eng.||Multi-arm PEG-based Hydrogels for Tendon and Ligament Repair|
|Darian Reed||Civil Engineering||Pasi Latula / Civil & Environmental Eng.||Evaluation of Methods to Record Head Orientation in Driving Simulator and In-Vehicle Study Environments|
|Marissa Schorr||Geology||Chad Deering / Geological & Mining Eng.||Filling in the Gaps: Finding the Missing Detrital Zircon Puzzle Pieces to the Magmatic Evolution of the Mt. Princeton Batholith, Colorado|
|Luke Weidner||Geological Engineering||Thomas Oommen / Geological and Mining Eng.||Validation of a Landslide Susceptibility Model Using Ground Movement Image Correlation in Parwan Province, Afghanistan|
|Travis Wigstrom||Chemical Engineering||Shiyue Fang / Chemistry||A Novel Carboxylic Acid Protecting Group Deprotectable Under Mild Neural Conditions|
|Aubrey Woern||Mechanical Engineering||Joshua Pearce / Materials Science||Techno-Economic Analysis of Flexible Filaments Used in 3D Printing vs. Traditional Manufacturing|