September 8, 2016
Michigan has hundreds of acronyms, and one of our favorites at Rackham is SROP. The Summer Research Opportunity Program is a program for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to come to U-M for intensive research and an introduction to graduate school. Natalie knows SROP well, having participated as a sophomore from Columbia University. She remembers, “I really didn’t fully understand the significance of the program when I applied. It made logistical sense for me to come home to Detroit that summer and have something productive to do, but it was so much more than I expected. I came here and gained a deeper understanding of what it means to do research and pursue an advanced degree. It was eye-opening.