Urja Patel works in the Patterson Lab


The Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Chem-SURF) at the University of California, Irvine, is a summer research opportunity for undergraduate students to gain valuable research experience in an academic setting. In 2020, the program will run for 9 weeks from Sunday, June 21 to Friday, August 21.

Participants will engage in original research guided by faculty mentors in UCI’s state-of-the-art research facilities. Students will attend presentations, workshops, and seminars related to career planning, industry, and applying to graduate school. The program will culminate with the Chem-SURF Research Symposium, where students will share their research accomplishments by presenting their findings. 

Chem-SURF participants must commit to the entire 9-week time period to be eligible. During this time, the participants will be supported by a $600/week stipend. Their housing costs on UCI campus and travel costs (up to $300) will also be covered by the program.

The Chem-SURF program is a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site funded by the National Science Foundation.

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