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SURF Boulder

SURF Boulder Program Dates: May 20 to August 2, 2019

Dear Student:

You are invited to participate in the Boulder, Colorado, Laboratories' National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students majoring in science, mathematics, and engineering.

Applications for participation in the Boulder SURF program are accepted only on USAJobs.Gov. Opportunities are available in the fields of:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Materials Science
  • Physics

We anticipate providing research opportunities for approximately 22 SURFers at the NIST facilities in Boulder, Colorado.

The SURF NIST Boulder Program will run from May 20 to August 2, 2019; adjustments may be made to accommodate specific academic schedules (e.g., quarter systems).

Offers will be made beginning around February 28. Because we use a waiting list, successful applicants must accept or decline within 7 days of receiving an offer.

The NIST site in Gaithersburg, Maryland, also operates a SURF program with the same application. Students are encouraged to review research opportunities in the SURF NIST Gaithersburg program. An application for one SURF program does not constitute an application for the other.


Created January 6, 2014, Updated February 19, 2019