A diverse group of students are the heart of the Michigan Research Community. This year, MRC includes students from Engineering, Literature Science and the Arts, Kinesiology and Nursing. Nearly a third of MRC students are from out-of-state and 10% are International students. MRC students represent a variety of academic majors, research interests, racial and ethnic backgrounds and geographic regions. Read a few of the things MRC students say about their experience:
The MRC introduced me to both a fantastic group of friends and an amazing research laboratory that I will continue to work for throughout my college career. No other program could have given me so many opportunities. — Scott Perry, Aerospace Engineering, 2011
Living and learning in the MRC has truly been the keystone of my first two years at the University of Michigan. It is not only a source of academic support, but also a source of friendships I'll cherish for the rest of my life. — Arden Trickey-Glassman, Neuroscience, 2011
When entering the University of Michigan I was afraid I would have a hard time making new friends since I did not know anyone coming in. The Michigan Research Community gave me the opportunity to make awesome new friends right away. Being exposed to real research as a freshman was also a great experience that I have been able to talk about in interviews for internships. The interviewers like hearing that I have had experience with faculty in a work setting and about the communication skills I gained. — Nicholas Orichella, Chemical Engineering, 2011
The MRC has provided an intimate community setting where I feel at home in a large and sometimes daunting university. I had the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on her research which was an amazing experience that has opened many new pathways for my future. — Margie Webb, Neuroscience, 2011
To learn more about current MRC students, visit the Meet Current Students section.