Summer Research at Purdue

Greetings from Purdue! 
The application for Summer Undergraduate Research (SURF) at Purdue University is due on Feb 15 (less than 2 weeks)!

Participants receive:

  • $5100 stipend for the 10 week summer research program
  • Present at our end of summer symposium 
  • Professional development seminars to prepare you for graduate school 
  • Additional mentoring and community building activities as part of a growing support network

Don’t forget to check out the Pathways Program, which is a unique SURF cohort experience. This is a paid opportunity for underrepresented students to learn how a graduate degree can prepare you for different career pathways, including being a faculty member, working in a government setting/National Laboratory, Industry, and more! 

The final deadline for SURF is Tuesday Feb 15, 2022. Please contact if you have any SURF related questions. If you have any questions about the Pathways Scholars Program, please email me at and/or review for more information.

Best wishes,
Dr. Jackie McDermott

PS – Check out the Free Early Discovery Mini-Conference at Purdue University in April 2022. If you identify as an underrepresented student in engineering (freshman and sophomores) and interested in learning more about graduate school, then apply to the online Early Discovery mini-conference.  The deadline is March 10, 2022).  Apply here: