Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars (MRADS)
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First-year students presented the research they have been working on throughout the 2017-2018 school year at the Annual Spring Symposium on April 11, 2018.
In January 2018, MRADS students Alice Liu and Rachel Westrick were able to attend the United Nations with their research group to hear their research sponsor give a talk to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars
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 is an introductory research experience - you do not need to have prior research experience to be qualified for this program!
MRADS Mission Statement
The mission of 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.