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2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) Announced

The Office of Sponsored Projects & Research is pleased to announce the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows for 2012.  These fellowships allow talented students to spend a portion of their summer conducting research or carrying out a creative project that makes an original contribution to their chosen discipline, extending learning beyond the academic year.  This year’s fellows are Faith Durnford and Lucy Phillips.

Faith Durnford, a Health Science major, has been awarded the Bruce LeVine Mellion ’69 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.  Her research project will use the community-based participatory research model called Appreciative Inquiry to help Monadnock Region School District residents identify protective factors in their community and create effective strategies against marijuana use.  Her project will involve collaboration with both the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services and Monadnock Voices for Prevention.  Faith’s faculty mentor for the SURF Fellowship is Dr. Marjorie Droppa from the Health Science Department.

Lucy Phillips, a Psychology major, has been awarded the Keene State College Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.  Working with her faculty mentor, Dr. Steven Harfenist from the Physics Department, Lucy’s research will center on the synthesis of cobalt nanoparticles for biomedical application.  The project will investigate the production, modification and eventual use of passivated magnetic particles in cancer therapy.


SURF recipients receive a $4,000 stipend, allowing them to focus their summer on their research or creative work.  If you would like to transform lives and shape our nation’s future leaders, please donate to the SURF program through our Office of Development.



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