2021 SURP Symposium

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Welcome Message from Dean Fleischer

Welcome to the 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Symposium.

This is such an exciting time for our students, faculty and sponsors. Over the summer, our SURP students and faculty worked collaboratively on cutting-edge research to solve critical issues facing the world today.

Their research touches on some of our biggest challenges and greatest needs, from implementing a decision support system for on-campus COVID-19 vaccination allocation and distribution to optimizing artificial intelligence to aid in search and rescue.

As one of our most anticipated programs, SURP allows our students to gain Learn by Doing research experiences that will support their growth and set a foundation to build on as they pursue their career goals.

Of course, we couldn’t offer a program like this without the support of our sponsors, and for that, the College of Engineering is extremely grateful.

I hope you enjoy viewing the undergraduate research in this symposium as much as I do.

Amy. S. Fleischer, Ph.D.

About SURP

The purpose of SURP is to provide research experiences for our undergraduate students working alongside our faculty during the summer. This program also supports the scholarly efforts of our faculty through engagement with undergraduate students. Projects lead to student-faculty authored publications in venues appropriate to the area of research conducted during the summer. Further, the program invites industrial and other external sponsors to provide university-industry collaborative research and project activities.

SURP students are working on thermal analysis of a 3U spacecraft and testing of maximum power point tracking based electrical power subsystem

Our Sponsors

The Cal Poly College of Engineering would like to thank and recognize our Summer Undergraduate Research Program sponsors for all their valuable contributions.

  • College of Engineering Dean’s Club for Innovation Members
  • Gary Bloom
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Nic and Sara Johnson
  • Northrop Grumman Foundation
  • Office of Student Research
  • Roger and Laurie Benham
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Sprague Family Foundation

SURP 2021 Projects

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