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 2021 virtual RoboSub competition!

Meet the Team:


Colm Barry

"I am a senior in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Aerospace Engineering. I like SURF because building robots underwater comes with more challenges that require complex solutions."

Vice President

Mason Fleck

"My name is Mason Fleck and I'm a junior majoring in electrical and computer engineering. What I like about Surf is that I get to explore a bunch of different aspects of engineering at once for one goal."


Maria Lusardi

"My name is Maria Lusardi and I am the Secretary for SURF. I am a junior studying Computer Science. SURF has not only given me great experience in developing software for autonomous applications, but it has also helped me develop leadership and organization skills. I am interning with Caterpillar this summer in their autonomous systems division."


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.

4/29/21 - New Home!

Due to University plans to demolish Noyes Hall, we will be moving our build room to Lafferre Hall! This move will give us much more space to work and make it easier to collaborate with other competition teams currently working there. From now on, meetings will be held in the basement of Lafferre next to MU Space Program.

4/19/21 - STEM Cubs Outreach

SURF will be participating in Mizzou's STEM Cubs program for the first time this year. STEM Cubs is an annual engineering day camp for students in grades K-5 focused on educating elementary school children from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. This year, it will consist of online tutorials. SURF is currently producing a video for the program for 4-5 graders on how to make your own submarine! Stay tuned for more details.


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