Many of the photos on this website are taken from student summaries of their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) and other projects. These summaries are available in PDF format, and include who was involved in the work (the student, the graduate mentor if relevant, and the faculty advisor), the objectives, and the results. Summaries from the past few years are in the database of summer research projects.
In addition, the OUR maintains a database of all abstracts of presentations at the Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research. These Abstracts also include information about graduate mentors and faculty advisors, and the extensive database (over 700 abstracts) can be searched by the student’s major department.
Both the SURF summaries and the Symposium abstracts are great sources of ideas for future projects and potential faculty advisors, as well as being a fascinating record of the depth and breadth of undergraduate research at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Support for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs)
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program was initiated in 2001 with support from the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood foundation. We are grateful for their support from 2001-2007, and also grateful to the many contributors who make this program possible.