University of Missouri Students' Underwater Robotics Foundation

Welcome to Mizzou SURF

Students’ Underwater Robotics Foundation is an engineering student organization that strives to implement the knowledge of engineering courses to real life projects. Mizzou SURF designs and manufactures marine robotic projects. SURF is a competition team with an element of robotic research. We are currently hard at work preparing for the 2024 RoboSub competition at the Transdeck in San Francisco!

Meet the Team:

Co-President and Electrical Team Leader

Amelia Truong
Co-President and Electrical Team Member

"My name is Amelia Truong and I am a sophomore studying computer engineering. I like SURF because it has allowed me to experience real applications of my major that I couldn’t have gotten from classes during my freshman year."

Contact: ajt9zn@umsystem.edu

Co-President and Software Team Leader

Kendra Minch
Co-President and Software Team Leader

"My name is Kendra Minch and I am a Senior studying Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. Mizzou SURF has allowed me to learn more about programming autonomous systems and problem solving in a team environment."

Contact: kkmbfc@umsystem.edu

Vice-President and Mechanical Team Leader

Matt Cira
Vice-President and Mechanical Team Leader

"I am Matt Cira and am a current Senior in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program. SURF provides me with the real life, hands on application of my courses while allowing me to work through the complex problems of waterproof robotic systems."

Contact: mjcvyd@umsystem.edu


Ethan Anderson

Contact : ecary6@umsystem.edu

Busniess Outreach Officer

Daniel Hough
Busniess Outreach Officer

"I am Daniel Hough and I’m a sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering. SURF has provided me with hands-on engineering experiences, like design, manufacturing, and waterproofing."

Contact : dshc3f@umsystem.edu

Social Media and 3D Printing Tech

Matt Fegruson
Social Media and 3D Printing Tech

"Hi, I’m Matt Ferguson and I’m a sophomore majoring in Electrical engineering and minoring in Nuclear engineering here at Mizzou. SURF has provided me with practical and hands-on experiences of engineering, like the implementation of software, electronics, additive manufacturing, and waterproofing into our competition robot."

Contact: mpf88d@umsystem.edu

Mechanical Team Lead

Kate Sherard
Social Media and 3D Printing Tech

Contact: mpf88d@umsystem.edu


6/12/22 - Submitting for Robosub 2022

For the first time in two years, and our second time as a team, we will be traveling to Robosub competition! This year it will be held at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Team members Colm Barry, Nathan Crum, Mason Fleck, Maria Lusardi, and Amelia Truong will be traveling to attend.

8/30/21 - Presenting for SWE Girl Scout Day

With the return of more in-person activities, SURF has again partnered with SWE to present Jelly at their annual Girl Scout Day event! Several girl scout troops from the surrounding area came to Mizzou for a day to learn about different types of engineering. We are very excited to introduce them to the exciting field of autonomous underwater robotics!

6/17/21 - Submitting for Robosub 2021

Mizzou SURF is submitting for the virtual 2021 Robosub competition. Though there is no in-person competition in San Diego, CA this year, we are excited to show off Jelly through our videos and technical reports. This will be SURF's second time competing in the competition.


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