Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
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Welcome and thank you for your interest in SURF at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission. Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world's leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners.
Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST facilities which are the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), Engineering Laboratory (EL), Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), and Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) (which now includes project in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology). The SURF Program is administered at the Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD locations. Applications are required to be submitted through USAJOBS.
Note: Only U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents are eligible to participate in the SURF Program.
SURF Colloquium Scheduled August 5-7, 2019
The second week of August is always an exciting time for the NIST SURF Program. Why? It's the week which the SURF Colloquium happens. On August 5-7, 2019, 156 SURF Fellows will present their research accomplishments at the annual colloquium. A complete listing of the SURF Projects can be found here .
Taking Measure Blog
March 7, 2019