The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT) through Calit2 at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), provides a unique 10-week summer research opportunity for UCI undergraduates to become immersed in IT-related research and applications. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of challenging research projects.

Under the personal guidance of a UCI faculty mentor, students will gain first-hand experience and training in state-of-the-art facilities and techniques. A series of seminars will provide opportunities to build knowledge and enhance dialogue about telecommunications and information technology systems and applications. At the conclusion of the program, students will be prepared to share their research accomplishments by presenting their findings at the SURF-IT Symposium. 

This program is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills that will propel them into graduate studies or careers in the various multidisciplinary fields of telecommunications and information technology. 
The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)

Calit2 is a two-campus multidisciplinary research institute. Its divisions at UCI and UC San Diego leverage academic expertise with industry experience to conduct cutting-edge research in diverse fields. The goal is to develop innovative information technology-based products and services to benefit society and ignite economic development in the region and state. Collaboration is the foundation upon which the institute and the building itself were constructed. More than 200 UCI faculty and students are actively engaged in environmental, transportation, emergency management, health care, education and entertainment-based projects.

SURF-IT Highlights

10-week summer program

$2,000 stipend

Extensive range of research projects to choose from

Seminars on telecommunications and information technology

Personalized mentoring and training from nationally distinguished faculty

Access to state-of-the-art research facilities and techniques
2014 Application Deadline:
Deadline: Monday, April 7, 2014
SURF-IT Application Form
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Who should apply?

Eligible applicants:

Are highly motivated and high-achieving UCI undergraduates in any discipline who have a strong drive to pursue research and careers relating to information technologies.
Have achieved at least junior standing, and will be continuing students after the program.
Will have completed at least one quarter of research under the guidance of a faculty mentor prior to the start of the program.