Colorado Springs Undergraduate
Research Forum (CSURF)

The Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF) is a collaborative venture designed to highlight the accomplishments of  undergraduates from Colorado College, the United States Air Force Academy, and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS).  In its thirteenth year, the conference attracts over 300 participants and continues to reflect the commitment and dedication of our faculty and staff to our students from all disciplines-the Arts, Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences.  The event gives undergraduate students from all three institutions the opportunity to present their research, creative work, and community service in a formal academic setting and receive feedback from scholars and peers. The CSURF also helps students to polish the skills involved in formal presentations, job interviews, or continuing education through graduate/professional study.

The 2016 CSURF highlights the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences (LAS) commitment to faculty/student undergraduate research. 

LAS developed this research forum, and has continued to foster and cultivate the collaboration between UCCS, Colorado College, and the United States Air Force Academy.   We are honored to include the CSURF program as part of our Peak Learning Experiences program - designed to provide experential learning opportunities for every student, in every major of our college.


CSURF Registration will open January, 2016
The 13h Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum

will be held at UCCS

Saturday, April 2, 2016

2016 Keynote Speaker

Jon Khoury

Executive Director

Cottonwood Center for the Arts


Jon Khoury is the Executive Director of Cottonwood Center for the Arts. A Colorado College graduate, Jon returned to Colorado Springs in August of 2012. Previously, Jon had represented artists and musicians in New York City for 25 years. He was awarded "Mover and Shaker in the Arts," "7 People to know in the Arts in Colorado Springs," and "The Cultural White Knight" by the Colorado Springs Independent for 2014 and 2015. Additionally, he serves as a board director of The Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, is part of many arts committees around town and is a huge advocate and voice for artists in our city. Jon is married to Karen Khoury, who is a painter, has three growing children, and currently resides right in our downtown.


Developed and supported by the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

as part of the Peak Learning Experiences program for students.

Find out more at wwwluccsledu/las

(719)255-4550 Dean's Office
Columbine Hall 2025