URI to host 10th Annual SURF Conference July 28 College and university students from across Rhode Island will present their summer research work Friday, July 28, 2017, when they gather for the 10th Annual Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) Conference — the state’s largest exhibition of undergraduate research. Co-sponsored by Rhode Island IDeA […]
“I keep learning new techniques and procedures, and we read papers as a lab group. It’s stuff like this that really sparks an interest for learning more. Sometimes, it’s hard to find that passion in the classroom.” Research fellow: Ana McMenamin Hometown: Vienna, VA School: University of Rhode Island Major: Marine Biology Ana McMenamin grew […]
The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting partners with Rhode Island EPSCoR to help Ocean State scientists develop and refine their science communication skills. Metcalf Executive Director Sunshine Menezes talks about the critical importance of science communication and the efforts of the Metcalf-RI EPSCoR collaboration.
Research fellow: Emma Nassaney Hometown: Lincoln, RI School: Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL Major: Marine Science, biology focus Rising senior Emma Nassaney attends college on the Gulf Coast of Florida, but she returned home to the Ocean State this summer to take advantage of an exciting research opportunity with Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR. As a […]
Research fellow: Sara Hunt Hometown: Kingston, NH School: Roger Williams University Majors: Biology, Chemistry Having worked in a research lab for the past year, Sara Hunt, a rising junior, finds herself in a common place as many of her peers — exploring her chosen field of study, developing skills, and learning techniques. And yet, the question […]
Research fellow: Natalie Gambrell Hometown: North Kingstown, RI School: Roger Williams University Major, minor: Biochemistry, Psychology For Natalie Gambrell, bringing greater understanding to the impact of climate change on marine life and ecosystems means digging deep in the ocean floor for answers. Working with chemistry Associate Professor Stephen K. O’Shea, Gambrell says her Summer Undergraduate […]
As a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) mentor, Associate Professor Mindy Levine (University of Rhode Island)provides a platform for training and development — the exact kind of experience that changed her life as an undergraduate student. Levine also talks about the work in her lab to figure out new ways to detect toxic chemicals in […]
The Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program gives students like Gabrielle Kuba, a rising senior at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, the opportunity to discover what the scientist life is like. For 10 weeks, SURF students immerse themselves in unparalleled, hands-on research that often turns out to be as much about […]
Under the direction of Jim Lemire, RI EPSCoR coordinator of undergraduate research and adjunct biology professor at Roger Williams University, undergraduate students from across the Ocean State gain unparalleled training through full-time, hands-on summer research experiences under the guidance of faculty mentors.
“The full-time research environment is great; it’s not something that you can find in just any internship. Plus, the experience to work with a renowned professor, make other connections, and expand my own horizons has been extremely beneficial. I’m incredibly lucky to have been offered this opportunity.” Research fellow: Kiserian Jackson Hometown: Brockton, MA School: […]