Modified Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Three students in front of poster
This year's winning SURP project was Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, sponsored by General Atomics. Students include, left to right, May Kyaw, Runjia Chen and Arielle Sampson. Aaron Drake was the faculty mentor.

The College of Engineering is moving forward with a modified Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) this summer that accommodates a remote option.  The site has been reopened to submit proposals online.  If you have already submitted a proposal and feel that it can be rescoped to perform the research remotely, you are encouraged to update your submission with a one page addendum addressing the following: 

  1. Detail an option for the work to be done remotely in case we cannot hold the program on campus.
  2. Describe how mentoring will be accomplished and desired student experiential outcomes can be met if the entire project is performed remotely.  A strong remote mentoring plan has now become an additional criteria for proposal evaluation.

Only projects with a solid option for remote work will be considered at this point.  If you feel that your project cannot be accomplished remotely, you are welcome to resubmit an entirely new proposal that addresses a remote option.  This is also an opportunity for faculty who were unable to submit, or missed the deadline in the scramble to adapt to COVID-19 changes, to submit a full proposal that addresses a fully remote option.

The deadline for revised proposal submission is April 10.  Please contact Bob Crockett if you have any questions.

Robert Crockett, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Innovation Infrastructure
(805) 756-2131

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