2017 SURP

2017 SURP

CSM SURP Provides Students With Great Research Opportunities

Once again the Rowan University College of Science & Mathematics hosted a Summer University Research Program (SURP). In total, the SURP program included 104 students conducting research with 38 faculty mentors. The programs included workshops and social activities each week, and culminitated with a research poster session at the end of the 10 weeks.

Dr. Nathaniel Nucci coordinated colloquia, workshops, and community building programs for the SURP program. External speakers from NASA, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, and University of Pennsylvania visited Rowan to address the SURP students. Workshops on applying to graduate school and career planning helped prepare students for their post-Rowan lives. Summer means a bit of fun too with pizza, bowling, and the traditional end of SURP barbeque as part of the full SURP experience.

Dr. Greg Caputo arranged the poster session held in the Science Hall Atrium, with over 70 presentations of SURP research. Awards were given to the three best presentations. The first place award went to Sandra Ludewig, Adeima Ibanga, and Allison Perz for their poster on “Prenatal Text Messaging Health Intervention” (Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Nicole Vaughn and Dr. Jocelyn Mitchell-Williams, MD). Second place was awarded to Joseph Perrotta for his poster on “Ex Situ Fabrication of Field Emitters for Near Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy with Polarization Analysis” (Faculty mentor: Dr. Taryl L. Kirk). Andrew Milcarek and Daniel Nyereyegona-Hill’s poster on “Identification of the Molecular Regulatory Elements that Drive Intravasation using an In Vitro System that Mimics Lymphovasculogenesis” was selected third place (Faculty mentor: Dr. Mary Alpaugh).