SURF Program Details

Unlike in traditional college classes where the course of study is entirely determined by the instructor, participants in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) Program at Scripps Research identify their area of interest and are matched with a faculty mentor. Together the student and mentor craft a research project. The student will work on that project under the supervision of a graduate student, postdoc or another member of the lab for a few weeks, until the student is comfortable with the project. Then the student will be expected to work independently.