2017 SURFers Share Their Research Experiences

Still on the fence about applying for an ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) award? A few of our 2017 SURF recipients shared how they spent their summer of research.

Angus Rae, a student at University of Newcastle, filmed a video explaining a new research technique where polarized light is used to measure the angle of cellulose micro-fibrils within plant cell walls. This research is being developed by Angus and his colleagues with support from the SURF program.

Radford University student Tayler Lewis started a blog to document her SURF experience, with week by week recaps of her research.  She also had the opportunity to visit a local school with her mentor to share her love of plant science with students on Fascination of Plants Day! Below, Tayler challenges a student to think about items in the home that are made of plants.

The deadline to apply for a SURF award is March 15, 2018. Learn more and apply at http://surf.aspb.org