Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program receives Genentech grant to support students from underrepresented minority groups and first-generation college attendees

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 16:30
the 2021 Genentech grant recipients are pictured.

The popular Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, which offers fellowships to a select group of motivated undergraduate students who will benefit from the opportunity for hands-on biology-related research, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the 2021 Genentech Foundation Summer Research Scholars Program. The Genentech Foundation seeks “to ensure partner institutions have the proper means to provide critical enrichment opportunities to scholars and ensure they are participating in summer research.”  

This grant will support 5 undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups, or who are first generation college attendees, as they embark on a summer of laboratory research. Students will join in research at cutting-edge laboratories across Columbia campuses, and take part in a SURF program designed to develop their science research communications skills, including poster presentation, oral presentations to peers, explaining their research to the public and scientific research article writing.

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