Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF)

The Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) is a celebration of the research done by Carroll College students.  The event occurs every April, and everyone is invited to attend.  SURF is seen as the highlight of the year for all of the students doing research, and it is a wonderful opportunity for other Carroll students, Carroll faculty and staff members, and community members to see the amazing work done by our students.

In 2018, we had a record number of 140 participants, and they were all very excited to share their research with you during this time of student-driven, inquiry-oriented learning.

2019 SURF

To register for SURF 2019 fill out the registration form.  You will need to submit the abstract and title for your presentation as part of your registration so please work with your advistor to make sure that it is appropriate for SURF.

Carroll’s Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) is our annual research event taking place on Thursday, April 25th from 9am to 4pm (no classes on that day). This is a wonderful chance for Carroll College students to show off their amazing research, and we welcome presentation applications from all disciplines! This year’s SURF event is taking place on registration for this year’s event is now open and we are accepting applications until February 15, 2019. 

Questions about the registration procedure? Email Dr. Eric Sullivan at esullivan@carroll.edu.

Register for SURF 2019


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 24 (SURF Keynote)

  • 7:00-8:00 p.m. SURF Keynote Address (Simperman Hall Weigand Amphitheatre) -- More details coming soon.
  • 8:00-9:00 p.m. Reception (Fortin Science Center Scola)

Thursday, April 25 (SURF -- No Classes Held)

  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast for presenters (Upper Campus Center)
  • 9:009:45 a.m. Poster Presentations (Upper Campus Center)
  • 10:0010:45 a.m. Research Presentations (Lower Campus Center and Trinity Lounge)
  • 11:0011:45 a.m. Research Presentations (Lower Campus Center and Trinity Lounge)
  • 11:4512:45 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. Research Presentations (Lower Campus Center)
  • 2:002:45 p.m. Research Presentations (Lower Campus Center)
  • 3:004:00 p.m. Poster Presentations (Upper Campus Center)
  • 4:005:00 p.m. SURF Lawn Party (Outside the Campus Center)

Friday, April 26 (President's Inauguration -- No Classes Held)