Please visit this page to access and download forms, articles, handouts, presentations, weblinks, and any other resources that are made available to you throughout your time in the SURF program.
- Overview of SURF 2015
- Research Design
- Human Subjects & IRB
- Responsible Conduct in Research
- Resume Writing
- Building on Your SURF Experience
- Research Posters
- Paper Formatting Guidelines (PPt)
- Elevator Pitches (Branding your Research)
- Distinguishing Qualitative Research from Other Forms of Empirical Research
- Research Methods Definitions
- Paper Formatting Guidelines (PDF)
- Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook
- Lib Guide created specifically for the SURF program
- Zotero (Helps you collect, organize, cite and share your research sources.)
- June 10th:Research Design Questionnaire
- June 17th:Link to CITI Training; CITI Training Instructions
- June 24th: Bring a hard copy of your resume to the session.
- July 8th: Bring 3 drafts (paper copies) of your abstract and research methodology sections for small group peer review.
- July 15th: Bring a draft (paper copy) of your abstract and research methodology sections for small group peer review. Bring a draft of your resume to the session. If you have not already done so, we strongly recommend that you bring an updated version of your resume that includes elements from Dina Wulinsky’s talk on resumes and how to frame your SURF experience. (This talk was from the June 24th Seminar.)
- July 22nd: Bring in a draft of your abstract & introduction. Annotate at least two secondary sources for your paper (you might annotate by inserting comments into a pdf, printing the document out and writing in the margin, or taking notes referencing page the numbers in another document). Construct a couple of draft sentences that you might use to introduce these sources in your paper (the way you do this will vary depending on your discipline and this is something we will discuss).
Posters & Papers
The following materials will provide necessary guidelines and useful tips to help our SURF Students complete their Posters and Final Papers.
- Final Presentation Schedule
Student presentations to take place over the last two SURF Weekly Seminars - July 29th & August 5th
- Final Paper Formatting & Template
- Research Poster Template
- SURF Posters
Thank you to Dr. Pauline Schwartz for the SURF Poster presentation.
- Poster Perfect
An article about how to create a visually appealing poster that will display your research in the most effective way.
- Useful Links
A brief list of resources that can help students to enhance their technical communication skills.
- 10 Tips for Technical Writing
A short list of things to keep in mind as you write your final paper.
- Suggested Technical Writing Resources
Various resources for technical writing that can help students from any program of study.
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Pathways to Science
Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Use the above link to find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring.