Summer Undergraduate Research Program Comes to a Close for 2008-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Summer Undergraduate Research Program Comes to a Close for 2008

Last week concluded the 2008 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences, in which undergraduates from Carnegie Mellon and outside universities conducted research under the tutelage of faculty mentors. A final poster session and symposium were held to showcase the undergraduates’ research results from the 10-week program. 

The inaugural SURP Poster Session took place on July 29. The event was a great success with over 40 participating students from SURP and other programs across Carnegie Mellon’s campus. The poster topics included bioinformatics, biosensors, the effects of stress hormones on breast cancer and more. Click to view the event program, which contains a complete listing of the students and their poster titles. Funding for the event was provided by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

On August 1, the 21 SURP scholars, including eight Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-supported students from Carnegie Mellon, ten Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) students from outside schools and three Beckman scholars from Carnegie Mellon, presented their research at the SURP Symposium. The presentation topics included mapping sensory representations, labeling the fluorescence of proteins, biosensors and more. Click to view the event program, which contains a complete listing of the students and their presentation titles.

SURP aims to strengthen the scientific training of undergraduate students through active participation in research projects. For more information about SURP, visit: http://www.cmu.edu/bio/undergraduate/research/SURP/index.shtml

Click to view more photographs from SURP.

 August 6, 2008