Research has always been a big part of the undergraduate experience at Caltech. In fact, today it is one of the main reasons why students chose to come to Caltech. Since 1979, the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program, or SURF, has served as the primary way for students to get involved in the research enterprise at Caltech. SURF introduces students to academic research under the guidance of some of the world’s leading scientists and engineers.

Take a virtual tour of the SURF Program!