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Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars (MRADS)

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MRADS Sophomore Worked Extensively on DNA Ligase in Relation to Cancer

MRADS Alumni Scholarship Recipient, Kyle Schaubroeck, experiences the ups and downs of research while working extensively on DNA ligase.

MRADS Sophomore Reflects on an "Unforgettable" Summer Experience

MRADS Sophomore JJ Wright, recipient of the MRADS Alumni Scholarship, reflects on her summer research experience in the Institute of Social Research.

The Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars (MRADS) offers incoming first-year students a research partnership with a faculty member in an area of their choosing, as well as a small, diverse & supportive community to call home. MRADS is a residential affiliate of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).

MRADS Mission Statement

The mission of the MRADS is to recruit, support, and retain students from diverse backgrounds and academic fields; to introduce them to the interdisciplinary nature of research and the excitement of discovery; to engage students in building a community based on mutual respect and affirmation of diversity; and to enhance students' undergraduate experience by providing them with academic and professional resources as well as engaging extracurricular opportunities to support their academic and personal growth.