FURF and SURF Undergraduate Research Festivals

ICRU's Fall and Spring Undergraduate Research Festivals (FURF and SURF) are held in celebration and recognition of undergraduate researchers' contributions to research, scholarly, and creative work at the University of Iowa.

All students involved in mentored research or creative work are invited to present their work at these festivals utilizing posters or other visual displays.  A variety of judges from the University of Iowa community (peers, faculty, and graduate students) and the surrounding community are on hand to discuss student work and provide valuable feedback.  Every aspect of these events, from poster design to presentation, to fielding questions, is designed to help students hone research communication skills.  Watch this page, our Facebook page, or join or mailing list for updates about these events!

This year, ICRU held its first ever Electronic SURF - ESURF!  CLICK HERE to read more about the event and watch videos.

The University Library's Undergraduate Engagement Department's Undergraduate Library Research Award

The ULRA is for students presenting in the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates’ (ICRU) Fall and Spring Undergraduate Research Festivals (FURF/SURF). This award goes to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated creative or innovative research skills in the use, selection, and integration of resources, services, and materials from the UI Libraries in their research.  Read more on their website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/undergraduate-engagement/research-award/

See photos from previous festivals on the ICRU Facebook page! 

General Event Information

Information for Judges

Previous FURF and SURF programs. 

FURF and SURF are co-hosted by ICRU, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Office of the Provost.