Caltech Student Amy Hu - SURFing at GIST
November/December 2013
SURF Newsletter  
Dear Friend of SURF,   
As the 2013 SURF year comes to an end, we look forward to a vibrant 2014 SURF year filled with curiosity, research, and new discoveries!

In this issue:
  • 2013 Have SURF will travel   
  • SURF Round Robin Lab Tour 2014 
  • Still Time to Make a Donation to SURF!  

We wish all of you a safe, healthy, and happy new year! 


Candace Rypisi

Director, Student-Faculty Programs

Image Credit: Seunghee Oh, Chief of Public Relations and Funding at GIST
Have SURF will travel

In 2013, 18 SURFers travelled abroad for their summer research experience. Four were in Singapore, two in England at the University of Oxford, and four in Switzerland-three at CERN and one at ETH. The others travelled far and wide to destinations such as:

  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Germany
  • France
  • Argentina
  • Japan
  • Greece
  • China

In addition, three students participated in the SURF exchange with the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) and one with the University of Iceland. Read full story here 

Upcoming Events
Image Credit: Caltech

SURF Round Robin Lab Tour

Friday, January 31, 2:30 - 5:00 pm, followed by dinner at the Rathskeller


We invite SURF donors to join us for this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of four of Caltech's amazing research groups! Guided by SURF students and their mentors, participants will have a chance to see first-hand what research at Caltech is all about.  This is a great opportunity to connect to SURF students and learn more about their experience. 


Only 16 spaces available! Save your spot now! Email or call 626-395-2885. Cost for dinner is $20 per person.


Quarks and Leptons (and other tidbits of matter...)
Image Credit: Bob Paz

Quarks and Leptons: The Big Five

There is still time to make a year-end donation to SURF!


SURF depends upon the generosity of its many friends for annual gifts and for contributions to the SURF endowment. Your support helps to build a robust financial base to ensure that Caltech undergraduates continue to have a full range of opportunities to engage in research with faculty mentors. Click here for additional information 


Student-Faculty Programs

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