Student Success Story – Nicole Khusid

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. A faculty committee representing various schools and colleges reviews the students’ project proposals, and SURF award recipients are chosen through a competitive process. Each SURF award winner is supervised by a UConn faculty member.

This summer, UConn Today will once again take a look at various 2020 SURF scholars and their work.

Name: Nicole Khusid

Hometown: Newtown, Pa.

Year: Rising Senior

Major: Physics and computer science

Summer research project: Khusid is doing research on multimessenger gravitational wave signals from strongly-lensed supermassive black hole binaries with faculty mentor Chiara Mingarelli, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics.

This article originally appeared in UConn Today. Click here to read the full article.


By Mike Enright
Mike Enright Media Services Associate