U-M humanities and arts faculty and their UROP student collaborators discuss their experience working together. Discover how working with a UROP student can:
- Help advance your research on a current project, jump-start a new project, or conduct background work for a future project.
- Introduce diverse students to your field.
- Train the next generation of scholars, professionals, artists, and researchers.
Anne Mondro (art and design), Amy Kamdem-Wandji (student), Project: Anatomia
Laura Miles (English), Ellen Cope (student), Project: The Syon Abbey Society
Marian Krzyzowski (history), Rosie Levine (student), Karen Majewski (staff), Project: Chene Street History Project
Jeremiah Chamberlain (English), Carlina Duan (student), Project: Fiction Writers Review
Catherine McCurrach (architecture), Jonathan Rohrbaugh (student), Project: Mapping Mark and Erasure: Siting Parish Architecture in Medieval Rome
Adam Ashforth (Afroamerican and African studies), Michael Stinavage (student), Mary Hamati (student), Project: Malawi Journals Project
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) creates research partnerships between UM researchers and first year, second year and transfer students. Started in 1989 to improve the retention and academic success of diverse students and to integrate research into undergraduate education, the program serves more than 1200 students in 2012-2013. Research sponsors from all fields and disciplines are encouraged to participate for the coming year. Sponsors can be faculty, lecturers, research scientists and postdoctoral fellows. Hundreds of UM researchers find UROP a great way to work with talented students while advancing their research
Students participate in the program for either academic credit or work study wages covered by UROP. Students work on projects the entire academic year and may stay with the same mentor for several years. UROP provides research skill building workshops: Endnote, Refworks, Research ethics, etc. Sponsors can apply for up to $500 to cover small research related expenses. Students can assist you with literature reviews, creative projects, survey research and administration, archival research and more.
Co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Research Opportunity Program (UROP) and the Institute for the Humanities