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Alumni and Friends

Since beginning as UROP-In-Residence or UIR in the late 1990s, the Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars has expanded in size, as well as in the academic and social support we offer our students. Currently, the community includes approximately 150 students from various colleges, majors, backgrounds, and locations. Check out our MRADS Snapshot to learn more about this year’s community. MRADS students benefit from residential Research Peer Facilitators, in-house study groups, and of course cutting-edge research opportunities with University of Michigan faculty. To maintain the high-quality experience for our students, MRADS relies heavily on our alumni and friends for networking and financial contributions.

MRADS students benefit from a strong network of alumni. If you are an alumnus of UIR or MRC or MRADS and are interested in staying connected to the program, please take a few minutes to complete our Alumni Survey. We use information from the survey to connect current MRADS students with alumni who are professionals and graduate students in their interest areas, as well as to help alumni connect with each other. In addition, MRADS uses financial contributions from alumni and friends to provide additional resources and support directly to our students. Visit our support page to learn about specific ways your gift will support current MRADS students.

Finally, visit our Alumni Profiles to learn more about the current adventures of a few of our alumni. If you are interested in being featured on our Alumni Profiles page, please contact us at

Take Our Alumni Survey!

If you are an alumnus of the MRADS, please take a few minutes to complete our survey, which will help us to keep you informed of the latest program events and news. We appreciate your feedback and interest in staying connected to the MRADS!