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SURF Resources


Tuesday, September 30
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Buckman Hall 227  

Wednesday, September 17th
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Alumni Lounge - Bartels Hall

The Alumni Lounge will be open to all SURF students between 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Poster Presentation Day, giving everyone ample time to set up their presentation materials or equipment.  After the event, the room will remain open until 4:30 p.m. so that everyone can break down and remove their displays.

Please note that everyone in the UNH community (students, faculty, staff) is invited to attend Poster Presentation Day, and as such, SURF students are welcome to invite their family and friends as well.


The following materials will provide necessary guidelines and useful tips to help this year's SURF Students complete their Posters and Final Papers.  There will also be a workshop following Poster Presentation Day to provide further information about writing the Final Paper.  Students who need further assistance can reach Carol Withers at

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.

Final Paper Formatting Template
Specific instructions on how to format all final research papers.

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.



Friday, May 2nd

Bartels Hall Student Dining Room: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

   RCR Handout
   Housing Information
   Publicity Release Form
   Student Time Sheet



*Please be advised that dates, times, and locations are subject to change.  To stay up to date on the Weekly Seminar Schedule, check back with our SURF Resources Page frequently.

Wednesday, June 4th

German Club: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Main Topic:
What are your fellow SURFers doing? 

Group Discussions:
Common interests, opportunities, challenges, and networking.
Comments and insights into Charles Blow's “In College, Nurturing Matters” NY Times column.

Bring a copy of your RCR Certificate to the session or e-mail to


Wednesday, June 11th

TCoE Buckman Hall 120: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Main Topic:
Responsible Conduct in Research - Part I  

Guest Presenter:
Dr. Summer Johnson McGee, Department of Public Health, College of Business


Wednesday, June 18th

TCoE Buckmen Hall 120: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Main Topic:
"Field trip" to the Chemistry Labs
Tour of facilities and demonstrations of lab equipment; an overview of the type of research being done at UNH
A discussion of how data analysis is conducted and how the data is being used

Guest Presenters:
Dr. Dequan Xiao, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tagliatela College of Engineering
SURF researchers:
Joseph Daou, Jenna Rabadi, Stephen Zambrzycki, plus Armand Sebastian


Wednesday, June 25th

TCoE Buckman Hall 120: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Main Topic:
Using the SURF experience to build your resume/portfolio for fellowship opportunities, internships, graduate school, and the workforce
Introduction to the Office of Student Fellowships

Guest Presenters:     
Matt Caporale, Executive Director of Career Center
Dr. Erica Haskell, Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


Wednesday, July 2nd

No Session

Wednesday, July 9th

German Club: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Main Topic:
Welcome to Summer BioTech Institute Students
General announcements
Tour biology labs in Dodds; discussion regarding interdisciplinary aspects of research and its applicability to other projects.

SURF Researchers:
Joe Adams, Simon Bishop, Matthew Bodnar, Eric Grigg, Kaitlynn Kofsuske, Lawrence Lam, Timothy Stankye, 

Guest Speaker:
Dr. John Kelly, Biology and Environmental Sciences
IACUC Overview – how does it apply to student research projects?



Wednesday, July 16th

Buckman Hall 120: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Main Topic:
Branding/Pitching your Research - How to share your research with a non-specialist listener.  This will also help prepare you for the Research Day Poster Session.

Guest Speaker:
John Fitzpatrick
Our guest speaker will be John Fitzpatrick, co-Founder and CEO of Applivate. As a successful entrepreneur, he knows the value of being ready to pitch your idea and your work.

Please bring a brief blurb of your research so you can get the maximum benefit from this session. 



Wednesday, July 23rd

Bartels Student Dining Room: Note change of time 2:00-3:30

Main Topic:
Presentations by SURFers conducting research in Forensic Science areas and feedback from their Faculty Mentors. 
Forensic Science "Field Trip" - Tour of Dodds and Lee Institute labs

SURF Researchers:
Avery Appleton, Kassondra Bertulis, Jennifer Corwin, Jamie Wakeman, Ema Graham, Christina Martins, Emily Walsh, Kelly Zhao

Wednesday, July 30th

Buckman Hall 120 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Preliminary Agenda:

Main Topic:

Posters, Papers, RCR Part II

Wednesday, August 6th

Buckman Hall 120 11:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m..


Main Topic:

End of Summer Wrap-up
SURF Student Presentations



Wednesday, September 17

Bartels Hall Alumni Lounge: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (tentatively)

SURF students will present their research to the UNH campus, and friends and family of the community.



Instructions for signing up with 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.