- Program outcomes
- Meeting presentations
- Past Participants
– The primary goal of the SURFO Program is aimed at attracting and retaining undergraduates into professional careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
– The secondary goal is to expose students to the field of Oceanography as a potential career opportunity.
– The tertiary goal is to pair students with faculty in graduate school at oceanographic institutions, especially GSO/URI.
Over the years, the SURFO Program has been very successful at achieving these goals, as indicated by the brief list of summary statistics presented below:
- Over 305 SURFO participants since 1984 (~9-12 each year).
- 59% of past SURFOs attended graduate school in a MS program and 38 % obtained a PhD degree.
- 1-2 of the SURFOs from each year attend graduate school at GSO.
- 65% of the SURFO participants are female.
SURFO participants and their advisors are encouraged to publish the results of their summer research in peer-reviewed journals:
All SURFO papers generated at the end of each summer session are published in a GSO Technical Report. Digital copies are available from 2000 to 2006, and from 2011 to present: