Undergraduate Research (SURF) Close Sub-Nav Menu Request InformationMajors and MinorsAcademic Support Resources for Students Disability Support Services Registering with DSSDSS Resources The Communication Center Dr. Seth Clabough Resources for ParentsStaffFAQsLaunchFirst Generation College Students Copley Science Building ConstructionHonors Program Application for Prospective Honors StudentsHonors Academics Current Students Entering Prior to Fall 2016 Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesDepartmental Honors Current Students Entering Fall 2016 or After Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesHonors ModulesCollaborative Learning Experience Honors Benefits and OpportunitiesHonors Program Director Noyce Teacher Preparation ProgramFirst Year Program: RMCS101Study Abroad & International Education J-Term Study/Travel J-term 2018 Study/Travel CoursesPayment Procedure & Scholarship InformationJ-Term Mandatory Insurance Plan International TravelDomestic Travel J-term Resources Semester Abroad FAQsEligibility and CostsSemester Abroad Application InformationScholarships International Students Obtaining an F-1 VisaMaintaining Student StatusEmployment Social Security NumberCurricular Practical Training (CPT)Optional Practical Training (OPT) Driver's LicenseHealth InsuranceTravelTransfer to R-MCInternational Student Orientation International @ R-MC International Assistant ProgramInternational HousePhoto Gallery 2015 Photo Contest Winner Study Abroad Photo ContestInternational Education Week 2016 OIE staffParents & FamiliesVoices from Abroad Summer Session RegistrationImportant DatesStudy Skills CourseSummer Session Tuition, Fees & Housing Undergraduate ResearchRegistrar's OfficeInternshipsIntellectual Property Rights (PDF) SURF offers Randolph-Macon College students the unique opportunity to conduct ten weeks of full-time, original research during the summer months, under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship Like professional scientists and scholars, Randolph-Macon students apply to the SURF program by writing a proposal and a request for grant money to fund their undergraduate research project. If the project is approved, SURF participants receive a modest stipend as well as free housing. At the conclusion of the SURF program each year, students present their research in a conference keynoted by an esteemed academic or other nationally recognized leader. Students also submit a final written report and are encouraged to present their findings at a professional meeting in their discipline. Former SURF participants who go on to graduate school find themselves particularly well prepared for the rigors and intellectual challenge of independent research, which many of their graduate-student peers are encountering for the first time. The SURF program was established in 1995 through a generous gift made by Ben '64 and Peggy Schapiro. The Schapiros continue to support this program, which promotes scholarly undergraduate research by R-MC students in all disciplines. SURF Co-Directors Kelly Lambert Dept. Chair of Psychology Serge Schreiner Dept. Chair of Chemistry Recent SURF Experiences Madeline Monk '16: Middle English Romance Elliot Meyer '15: The Tea Party in Congress Delaney Sheire '16: Behavioral mechanisms in brook trout Alex Zizzi '15 : Demographics of health-infornation seeking on the Internet Victoria Zimbro '15: Mathematics in 3 dimensions Apply to R-MC! Connect with R-MC on Facebook! Ask a Question?