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2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fest (SURF) set for Wednesday, August 5

The College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (CNMS) will host its annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fest on August 5, 2020 to provide a venue for summer undergraduate research presentations at UMBC. Since 1997, student researchers including participants in the MARC U*STAR, HHMI, STEM BUILD, and the Summer Biomedical Training Programs have presented their summer research projects as oral talks or scientific posters at this annual event. A new training program with students participating in SURF this year is the NSF IRES BAHAMAS – International Research Experience for Students – Conservation Biology of the Critically Endangered Bahama Oriole.


“Preparing An Effective Scientific Poster” slide presentation from July 8  and 11, 2019 is now available to download in PDF format.
2019 PosterPresentation – Final for Website7-11-19

Abstracts must be reviewed and approved by mentors before submission.  Visit the Presenters tab for important information and templates.

                                     Submission deadline is July 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Students who plan to use UMBC’s Research Graphics Facility for poster printing must submit their poster files in PDF format to Melissa Penley Cormier (melico1@umbc.eduno later than July 29, 2020. (There is a fee for this service.) The requirements MUST be followed to ensure accurate poster printing for the event.