UConn’s Office of Undergraduate Research each year provides Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) awards to support full-time undergraduate students in summer research or creative projects – an initiative that continues this year, despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
SURF awards are available to students in all majors at all UConn campuses. The students’ project proposals are reviewed by a faculty committee representing various schools and colleges, and SURF award recipients are chosen through a competitive process. Each SURF award winner is supervised by a UConn faculty member.
Meet one of the 2020 SURF scholars, Harry Zehner, a rising senior studying political science. His research consists of institutionalizing environmentally friendly behavior by designing a proxy carbon price for UConn with Oksan Bayulgen, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science.
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