The following students in Biological Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular are recipients of Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Recipients (SURF) Awards for 2015:
|Student Name||Student’s Major||Advisor/Department||Project Title|
|Peter Nouhan||Biochemistry & Molecular Biology||Thomas Werner / Biological Sciences||Uncovering the Enhancers of the Pigmentation Gene Yellow|
|Ryan Van Goethem||Biological Sciences||Amy Marcarelli / Biological Sciences||Impact of Stamp Sands on Aquatic Macrophyte Communities, Myriophyllum spicatum, and Myriophyllum spicatum x sibiricum Hybrids in the Portage Waterway|
|Virginia Van Vianen (HI)||Biological Sciences||Erika Hersch-Green / Biological Sciences||The Effects of Increased Anthropogenic Nitrogen on Plant Characteristics and Pollinators|
Additional University recipients can be found at: http://www.mtu.edu/research/archives/awards/surf/
This is the description of the award from the University web site:
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer.
Annual awards of up to $4,000 are available. Program requests for applications are announced in TechToday beginning in November, with applications for these annual awards due January 30, 2015.
Fellowship recipients will conduct a research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor, during the summer semester.
Fellowship recipients are required to:
- Submit interim reports of their progress through the summer
- Attend meetings of SURF award recipients
- Present their research