Summer Undergraduate Research Fest (SURF)
SURF goes Virtual in August 2020
This year's UMBC Summer Undergraduate Research Fest or SURF is being hosted virtually by the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences from August 5 to 14, 2020. This marks the twenty-third year for this event and the first time that CNMS has used the VoiceThread platform for an asynchronous conference featuring student-narrated poster and slide presentations.
We encourage faculty, staff, students, and guests to embrace this easy to use technology, which is allowing CNMS to continue the annual tradition of showcasing student summer research projects despite the COVID-related campus closure.
The Virtual SURF 2020 can be accessed through the surf.umbc.edu website beginning noon on August 5. With its 24/7 availability, it provides a ten-day opportunity to listen and view the many presentations and leave written or recorded comments or questions. The student researchers will write or record their responses to visitor comments and questions, making this a truly interactive experience.
Everyone can access the presentations with or without VoiceThread accounts. The link provided below gives detailed instructions for visitors who wish to interact with the presenters.