11th Annual RI SURF Conference

RI-INBRE and RI NSF EPSCoR Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Presentations

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    Welcome to the Annual RI SURF Conference

    The RI SURF Conference will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018

The 11th Annual Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018, in the North District of the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston Campus, in Avedisian Hall at the College of Pharmacy and the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences.

The Conference, co-sponsored by the Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (RI-INBRE) and the Rhode Island NSF Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (RI NSF EPSCoR), provides undergraduate students from around the State with a unique opportunity to present their summer research findings to a group of their peers. More than 150 posters will be presented in the biomedical, behavioral, environmental, and life sciences. The conference is expected to draw an estimated 400 faculty, students, and administrators from the University of Rhode Island, Brown University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, Bryant University, and the Community College of Rhode Island.

RI SURF Conference Goes Digital

Announcing a new mobile guide for use at this year’s RI SURF Conference!

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Spend your summer SURFing Rhode Island like a scientist!

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows are SURFing the state performing research, learning invaluable skills, and working with state of the art equipment in scientific laboratories around the state of Rhode Island.  Their research is published in scientific journals as co-authors with their investigators.


2015 SURF Conference: Governor says R.I.’s future lies in STEM

Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo hailed the accomplishments of the 137 undergraduates who presented their scientific findings at the 8th Annual RI SURF Conference, saying they were exactly what the state needed to build a new, innovative, and talent-based ecosystem.


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