The SRC UROP program seeks to attract a diverse student population, which would include women and historically underrepresented students as well as first generation college students and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
SRC Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) is an innovative program co-sponsored by SRC's Education Alliance that provides undergraduates a $4000 stipend for a 10 week fellowship to work under the supervision of University of Michigan faculty members in science and technology fields related to the semi-conductor computer industry including electrical, chemical, and materials science engineering and physics and chemistry. Participating undergraduates not only gain confidence in their ability to perform valuable hands-on research and mentoring, but they also come to appreciate the doors that are opened to those with an advanced degree. Students in the program participate in brown bags, journal clubs, networking events, and seminars co-sponsored by departments in the College of Engineering and Rackham. In addition, alumni of the program have access to SRC's internship network (Brookhaven Laboratories, Intel, etc.) and other opportunities.
The objectives of the SRC UROP program are to increase academic retention among undergraduates who express interest in physical science and engineering disciplines, and encourage them to continue their education beyond their four-year degree. The SRC UROP program seeks to attract a [broadly] diverse student population, which would include women and historically underrepresented students as well as first generation college students and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. The program also offers workshops and resources to assist students with the graduate school application process.
This fellowship is open to current undergraduate students attending the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Campus. Students may not be enrolled in more than one spring or one summer course while participating in the fellowship program. Enrollment in spring/summer courses is highly discouraged for program participants. International students are not eligible for our summer fellowships funded by HHMI or SRC.
Stipend Award: $4000
Fellowship Dates: Monday, June 2 - Friday August 8, 2014
Application Opens: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Application Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014
Orientation: Monday, June 2, 2014