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 at Colorado Springs. In its eleventh year, the conference has grown to over 450 participants and continues to reflect the commitment and dedication of our faculty and staff to our students from all disciplines. 

 The 11th Annual

Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum

will be held at USAFA**

(Check in at the Klune Arena - directions below)

April 12, 2014

2014 CSURF Press Release

**Please check in at the Klune Arena

Enter USAFA through the North Gate

There will be signs up at the North Gate. Enter the North Gate, turn left onto Parade Loop. Turn right onto Field House Drive. Klune Arena will be on the right.  Park in the upper lot, and go in the front steps. There will be signs along the way, and a big sign on the steps to the registration table. 

Registration for the 2014 CSURF is now OPEN.

**Student Presenter**

Registration is CLOSED

All other Registrants May Continue to Register


Faculty and Guest Registration will closeTuesday, April 8, 2014

Schedule of Events:

7:30-8:50  Registration     9:00-9:50 Keynote       10:00-11:20  Oral Session 1  11:00-12:30  Poster Session 1
   12:00-1:00  Lunch         1:00-2:20  Oral Session 2         2:00-3:30   Poster Session 2       3:00-4:20  Oral Session 3

9:00 - 9:50 am

    Keynote Address      (Falcon Center)

Keynote Speaker


Dr. Ervin (Erv) Rokke is currently the Senior Scholar in Residence at the USAF Academy Center for Character and Leadership Development after having been President of the United States Air Force Academy Endowment for approximately two years.  Before coming to the Academy in 2007, he served nine years as President of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Erv's prior 35-year military career was distinguished by operational, diplomatic, and academic leadership positions.  He served as a staff plans officer at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, as an intelligence officer with U.S. Forces Japan, as the National Security Agency's associate director for support to military operations, and as Dean of Faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy.  He was also assigned as Air Attaché at the American Embassy in London; as Defense Attaché in the former Soviet Union; as Director of Intelligence for the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany; and as the Air Force's Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence at the Pentagon.  Prior to assuming his duties as President of Moravian College in 1997, he served as the President of the National Defense University, Washington, DC. 

Erv is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.  He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Falcon Foundation as well as the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, PA and serves on the Chairman's Advisory Council of the U. S. Institute of Peace.   In recent years he has spent time as a fellow at the Australian National Defense University and made substantial presentations at international conferences in Romania, Serbia-Montenegro, and Germany.  In May of 2006, Erv was awarded the Jan Masaryk Silver Memorial Medal from the Czech Republic for his contributions toward U.S.-Czech Republic relations.

Erv is a native of Warren, Minnesota.  He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1962 with a bachelor of science degree.  He later earned a master's degree and a doctorate in international relations from Harvard University.

He and his wife Pam have two children, Lisa and Eric.

Take a look at the 2014 program and abstracts 

2014 Schedule of Events

2014 Abstracts and Program


Read more about Undergraduate Research at UCCS

at the UCCS Undergraduate Research Journal



If you would like more information regarding the upcoming CSURF conference, please contact Margie Oldham. Margie may be reached at moldham@uccs.edu or by phone at (719) 255-4552.

The College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

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