Undergraduate Research Day Set for Oct. 2

September 30, 2008

The fourth annual University of Houston Undergraduate Research Day, coordinated by the office of undergraduate research and The Honors College, is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Elizabeth Rockwell Pavilion (second floor of the M.D. Anderson Library). The event features poster presentations from the 42 undergraduate students who participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program this past summer. The SURF program offers students from all colleges and disciplines a 10-week fellowship to conduct original research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor. 

In 2008, the SURF program was comprised of 15 undergraduate students from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, 13 from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, five from the Cullen College of Engineering, three from the College of Technology, two from the College of Education, two from the C.T. Bauer College of Business and two from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture.  For a complete listing of all SURF participants and their research projects, please visit www.undergraduateresearch.uh.edu, and select SURF 2008 Research Projects, the second link under News/Events.

In addition, 20 other UH undergraduates who conducted substantive research projects under the guidance of a faculty member within the last year – but outside of the SURF program – also will be represented at the event.

At this year's Undergraduate Research Day, Jerald Strickland, interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost; Donald Birx, vice president for research; and Stuart Long, interim dean of the Honors College and associate dean of undergraduate research, will speak at the event.

The event will include door prizes and awards for the participants. Undergraduate Research Day is also being supported in part by the office of undergraduate discovery programs and the division of research.

Karen Weber