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The Living / Learning SURF suite is comprised of UVM undergraduates from all majors and all colleges who are serious about their academics, value the opportunities higher education provides and seek to conduct scholarly research with UVM faculty early in their academic careers. Residents often include current UVM McNair Scholars and those who are like-minded in their focus on excellence. The suite residents schedule speakers, volunteer their time in community service, and assist with the planning, marketing and advertising of the annual Student Research Conference.

SURF Suite Residents & McNair Scholars - Planning Team for 2010 Student Research Conference:
Shirley Frimpong '11 - McNair Scholar - Professional Nursing
Chelsea McShane '10 - McNair Scholar - Communication Sciences
Maya Thomas '11 - McNair Scholar - Environmental Science
Krist Aploks '12 - L/L SURF Suite - Biology
Daniel Sousa ' 11- L/L SURF Suite - History
Matt Wajda '11 - L/L SURF Suite - Biology
Jane Graiko - Staff Advisor

SURF Suite Residents & McNair Scholars - Planning Team for 2009 Student Research Conference:
Daniel Lim '09 - McNair Scholar - Intergrated Natural Resources (Student Co-chair)
Jennifer Nakhla '09 - McNair Scholar - Anthropology (Student Co-chair)
Bridget Kreger '09 -McNair Scholar - Medical Laboratory Sciences
Grace Carlin '10 - L/L SURF Suite - Public Communication
Sarah Hummer '10 - - L/L SURF Suite - Biology
Daniel Sousa ' 11- L/L SURF Suite - History
Matt Wajda '11 - L/L SURF Suite - Biology
Jane Graiko - Staff Advisor

SURF Suite Residents & McNair Scholars - Planning Team for 2008 Student Research Conference:
Jaime Leclerc '08 - McNair Scholar - Nutrition & Food Science (Student Chair)
Jennifer Abustan '08 - McNair Scholar - Professional Nursing
Amanda Buck '09 - McNair Scholar - Animal Sciences
Daniel Lim '09 - McNair Scholar - Integrated Natural Resources
Jennifer Nakhla '09 - McNair Scholar - Anthropology
Song Nguyen '08 - McNair Scholar - Human Development & Family Studies
Kesha Ram '08 - McNair Scholar - Natural Resource Planning & Political Science double major
Kristen Wenz '09 - McNair Scholar - Social Work
Grace Carlin '10 - L/L SURF Suite - Public Communication
Sarah Hummer '10 - - L/L SURF Suite - Biology
Will Igoe '08 - L / L SURF Suite - Physics
Jane Graiko - Staff Advisor

In the spring of 2007 as a community service project, seven McNair Scholars and their staff advisor launched an inaugural event to provide campus-wide recognition of the diversity of research conducted across campus by undergraduates. Prior to this pilot fair, UVM undergraduates unaffiliated with a research or honors project had no opportunity to display and share their scholarly work. Through SURF UVM , a forum was created to showcase the hard work and dedication of all undergraduates, one which in 2008 became part of a larger forum: the UVM Student Research Conference. This conference celebrates the accomplishments of the entire student body: undergraduate, graduate and medical students.

McNair Scholars - Planning Team for Spring 2007 Inaugural Event:
Jaime Leclerc ' 08 - Nutrition & Food Science (Student Chair)
John Austin '07 - Anthropology
Mellisa Ly '07 - Biochemistry & Chemistry double major
Song Nguyen '08 - Human Development & Family Studies
Beatrice Nyamekye '07 - Business Administration
Kesha Ram '08 - Natural Resource Planning & Political Science double major
Heather Taylor '07 - Electrical & Computer Engineering
Jane Graiko - Staff Advisor

SURF UVM
c/o The McNair Scholars Program
237C Waterman Building
85 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05405-0160
(802) 656-4546
uvmsurf@uvm.edu - or - mcnair@uvm.edu

 

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