I am happy to say that Rackham’s 2012 Summer Research Opportunity Program is off to a running start. This year, we are hosting 53 outstanding undergraduate students from 47 different institutions. During the eight-week program, these students will work under the guidance of experienced faculty mentors along with graduate students, postdocs, research scientists, and other SROP students. In addition, they will engage in a series of academic, professional, and personal development seminars, and present their research at a concluding U-M research symposium. By the conclusion of the program, we anticipate that these exceptional students will have built professional and personal networks to support their ongoing interest in joining the academic community.
The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) was initiated in 1986 by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Graduate Deans to encourage talented undergraduate students who are underrepresented in their fields to pursue graduate study and academic careers. Ninety-nine students participated in the program during its first year. Since then more than 10,000 students have taken part in summer research at CIC universities.
The research experience, seminars and workshops provide participants with skills and knowledge to advance their preparation for graduate study. We hope to see a number of future applicants to U-M!
About the Author
Mark Kamimura-Jimenez, Director, Graduate Student Success, Rackham Graduate School
Published in: Graduate School News