Student-Faculty Research Collaboration Shines at SURCA Symposium
Undergraduate scholarship and student-faculty collaborations were on display at the 12th annual Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) Symposium.
Working alongside faculty mentors, undergraduate students led hands-on investigations into research and creative projects ranging from agricultural robots and climate change, to the history of queer publications in America and the impact of COVID-19 on different industries and populations.
In addition to partnering with faculty researchers, the program also provides students with the opportunity to build skills beyond scholarly investigations through a series of events highlighting topics such as professional development, networking, and career planning.
Explore the facts and figures of this year’s symposium:
55 Undergraduate Students
30 Faculty Mentors
11 Weeks of Research
10+ Virtual Activities and Events
6 Alumni Professional Mentors
11 Student Winners Across 8 Categories
Congratulations to the 2021 award winners:
|Category||Student(s) and Faculty Mentor(s)|
|Biology||Madeline Dutterer with Professor David Coughlin|
|Microbiology & Molecular Biology||Morgan Grace with Assistant Professor Michael Toneff|
|History, Society, & Education||M’Nya Preston and Madison Smith with Assistant Professor Jordan Smith|
|Engineering I||Brandon Jackson with Assistant Professor Babak Eslami & Associate Professor Kamran Fouladi|
|Engineering II||Martin Holahan with Associate Professor John Suarez|
|Computer Science & Business||Nyima Sagnia and Xavier Ross with Associate Professor Babatunde Odusami and Assistant Professor YoungHa Ki|
|Chemistry I||Sebastian Cuka and Andrew Devany with Distinguished Professor Loyd Bastin|
|Chemistry II||Joanna Weyrich with Assistant Professor Hongwei Yang|