Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
The UI Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is for you if you are interested in a challenging research experience. SROP is an award-winning program designed to provide promising underrepresented undergraduate students with in-depth research experiences. The SROP program strives to prepare young investigators to achieve their goals of pursuing graduate work and of becoming tomorrow's academic leaders as faculty, or to pursue successful careers in government, business, and non-profit agencies. Students receive first-hand exposure to the graduate school experience and to faculty life by being paired with a faculty mentor whose work is closely related to your academic interests and career goals. You will choose among opportunities in Biological Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, or Social Sciences and will work with your faculty mentor either on an individual basis or as part of a research team. Each student plays an active role in identifying the area of study and a faculty mentor to work with. The program encourages students to explore research opportunities at Iowa that can lead to doctoral degrees.