SURF Projects History

Since its pilot offerings in summer 2013, the SURF program has awarded 106 undergraduate fellowships to support work on 79 faculty-led projects across the curriculum.
2018
Projects Faculty Researchers Student Researchers
Biogeochemical Cycling in Pacific Northwest Forest Ecosystems Abir Biswas Cole Firkins
Assessment of the Ability of Natural Organic Matter to Complex Heavy Metals under Oxidative Stress Robin J. Bond Tokala Christensen
Field Guide to the Vascular Plants of the South Sound Prairies Frederica Bowcutt Tari Gunstone
Building Quantum Optics Experiments John Caraher Sheena Mogan
Molecular Analysis of “Super-Spreader” Bacteriophages: Assessing the Ability of Different Coliphages to Spread Plasmids to Unrelated Bacteria Clarissa Dirks and Elizabeth Kutter Amanda Pratt
Research Experience in Forest Ecosystems and Plant Community Ecology Dylan Fischer Ryan Bartlett
Mercury in Your Mouth: A Sociological Investigation of Dental Amalgam Fillings and Normative Dentistry Shawn Hazboun Melinda Dauley
A Critical Examination of Climate Mitigation Policy in the Global South, Focused on Biogas and Forest-related Projects in Nepal Shangrila Joshi Sage McClune
Organic Tomato Field Trial: Plant, Insect and Flavor Ecologies Angelos Katsanis and Sarah Williams Liv Raine
Bush Homestead Archaeological Project: Final Field Excavation Season Ulrike Krotscheck Aurora Sonenshine
Sculptural Work in Stone: A New Multi-Part Outdoor Work and Other New Works Robert T. Leverich Sara Di Silvestro
Generational Immigration to the Pacific Northwest: A Case Study Maria Isabel Morales Carolina Landa
Ethnographics: Visualizing Cultural Fieldwork Eric Stein and Karen Gaul Jane Marrow Overton
Decarceral Studies (with a special focus on the teaching and learning of critical and creative reading behind bars) Eirik Steinhoff Kate Murphy
Documentary Film as an Exploration of Social and Environmental Justice, Resilience and Legacy Suree Towfighnia Ry Pruett
Research in Cybersecurity: Creating Cybersecurity Games in EDURange Richard Weiss Michelle Bergin
Caucusing as a Pedagogical Tool Elizabeth Williamson sylvia chowdhury
Neoliberalism in the Neighborhood: Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle and Portland - A Place-Based Political Economy of Our Times Anthony Zaragoza Dylan Posos and James Jackson
2017
Projects Faculty Researchers Student Researchers
Biogeochemical Cycling in Pacific Northwest Forest Ecosystems Abir Biswas Mackenzie Kleiva and Cullen Lewis
Changing Social Movement Rhetoric and the Inertia of Language Lori Blewett Crystal Leatherman and Haley Taylor
Field and Laboratory Studies of Nitrogen-fixing Moss-Cyanobacteria Symbiosis in Puget Sound Prairies of Western Washington Lalita Calabria Maya Kahn-Abrams, Ketl Rodakowski, and Kate Petersen
Hegel's End of Art Thesis and the Political Afterlife of Art in Craft and Tactile Sensibilities Kathleen M. Eamon Adrien Roques, Jennifer Rothfuss, and Aiden Skogheim
Sculptural Work in Stone: A Public Outdoor Work for Vashon Island High School and Other New Works Robert T. Leverich Andrew Rhodes Hinman and Cyrra Robinson
Summer Research in Field Ornithology Alison Styring Christina Muller-Shinn and Aidan Riley
Ecophysiology of Ctenophores Erik V. Thuesen Stacia Krause Ledbetter and Maya Nabipoor
Research in Cyber Security: Educational Cyber Security Games Richard Weiss Isabel Corrado and Rosemary Davies
2016
Projects Faculty Researchers Student Researchers
Biogeochemical Cycling in Pacific Northwest Forest Ecosystems Abir Biswas Kazuki Hibi
Research on Moss-Cyanobacteria Symbiosis in South Puget Sound Prairies of Western Washington Lalita Calabria Kate Peterson
Patterns of Diversity of Limno-Terrestrial Tardigrades (Water Bears) in the Pacific Northwest Clarissa Dirks Claire Bullis
Unravelling the Political Theology of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Sarah Eltantawi Joshua Pollock and Dakota Rakestraw
Plant Communities at Mount St. Helens: Temperate Forest Plant Communities Response to Volcanic Disturbance Dylan Fischer Katherine Stella Scheel
Archaeological Field School at the Bush Homestead, Second Season Ulrike Krotscheck Nathan Jeffryes and Emily Lounder
Stream Surveys at Mount St. Helens, Elwha River, and Closer to Home Carri LeRoy Megan Keating and Makenna Taylor
Trouble the Water Naima Lowe Avida Jackson and Zero Shields
Using Bacteriophage in Bovine Medicine Mike Paros Ember Johnson
Building an Object Oriented Language Interpreter Skeleton Sherri Shulman Isaak (Dillon) Yansane-Sisk
Intaglio Printmaking:  Print Production and Materials Research Lisa Sweet Remy Barrows-O'Neal
Research in Cyber Security: Privacy-enhancing Apps on Mobile Devices Richard Weiss Charlie Fornaca and Lindsey Kramer
Solarizing Evergreen - Phase 2 E.J. Zita Matthew Booth
2015
Projects Faculty Researchers Student Researchers
Biogeochemical Cycling in Pacific Northwest Forest Systems Abir Biswas Andrew Buechel and Abby Watt
Archaeological Field Supervisors and Researchers for the Preliminary Archaeological Excavation at the Bush Farm in Tumwater: Rediscovering Washington State’s Original Homesteaders Ulrike Krotscheck Erin Gamble and Alexis Walsh
Stream Ecology Research Carri LeRoy Emily Wolfe
Conversing with Sparrows Naima Lowe Alexis Howell and Lauren Steury
Interactive Computer Animations: Illuminating Mathematical Ideas Paul McCreary Guadalupe Rivera and Charrae Allen
Bovine Mastitis Bacteriophage Lab Mike Paros Georgia Ray and Chantel Dixon
Human Rights, Resettlement, and Belonging: Southeast Asian Arrivals to the Pacific Northwest Eric Stein Andrea Avila
Summer Research in Field Ornithology Alison Styring Lucas Campbell and Allison Swan
Ecological Physiology of Marine Invertebrates Erik Thuesen Suzanne Maroney
EDURange: Creating Computer Security Exercises Richard Weiss Dillon Yansane-Sisk
Solar Evergreen E. J. Zita James Hadley and Timothy Smith
2014
Projects Faculty Researchers Student Researchers
Optical Methods to Measure Oxygen, pH, and PCO2 Clyde Barlow Paul Aronstein
Biogeochemical Cycling in Pacific Northwest Forest Ecosystems Abir Biswas Mariah Smith
The Distribution, Biodiversity and Ecology of Tardigrades (Water Bears) Clarissa Dirks Michaela Alvers
No Borders: Communities Living and Working with Asarco Anne Fischel Auricia Guardado
Plant Ecosystem Ecology Research in Northwest Forests Dylan Fischer Claire Cook
Sydney Baker
Sympatric Roosting and Interspecific Communication in Two Myotis Bats Heather Heying Jeff Ladish
Education and Empowerment: Examining Retention and Recruitment Pathways for Latin@ Students at Evergreen Grace Huerta David Skattebo
Ecological Research in Fluvial Systems Carri LeRoy
Erin Martin
Aaron Jones
Undergraduate Research in Evolutionary Dynamics David McAvity Geneva Mottet
Interactive Computer Animations for Learning about Groups in Abstract Algebra Paul McCreary Morgan Williams
History and Culture of Human Rights Greg Mullins Andrew Pawlicki-Sinclair
Bovine Mastitis Bacteriophage Lab Mike Paros Lucas Carter
Summer Research in Field Ornithology Alison Styring Allison Swan
Ecological Physiology of Marine Invertebrates Erik Thuesen Telissa Wilson
Edurange: Creating Educational Cybersecurity Games Richard Weiss Kahea Hendrickson
Martyrs in American Culture Elizabeth Williamson Tristan Eloise
Cai Logan
2013
Projects Faculty Researchers Student Researchers
Indigenous Placemaking Kristina Ackley
Zoltan Grossman
Laura Grabhorn
Jesse Drescher
Measuring Oxygen Distributions Clyde Barlow Geoffrey Bok
Biogeochemical cycling in Pacific Northwest ecosystems Abir Biswas Mariah Smith
Research on Phytoplankton Ecology in South Puget Sound Gerardo Chin-Leo James Robertson
Plant Community & Ecosystem Ecology Research in Western Washington Ecosystems Dylan Fischer Levi Travis
Anthropology, Sustainability Studies Karen Gaul Ben Stahnke
A Survey of Municipal Planning Practices in Washington State Jennifer Gerend
Ralph Murphy
Shira Moch
Interactive Computer Graphics for K-12 Education Paul McCreary Jacqueline Harper
Organic Chemistry Lydia McKinstry Dylan Kohl
Danica Walsh
The Encyclopedia Project Miranda Mellis Katie Aymar
Bovine Mastitis Bacteriophage Lab Mike Paros Morgan Mager
Maps and Illustrations in Early British Novels Trevor Speller Sovay Hansen
Sarah Leibovitz
Summer Research in Field Ornithology Alison Styring Stephanie Lewis