One Goal. One Community. Limitless Impact! The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) has served as a national model on student learning and engagement for 33 years. With over 58,000 U-M UROP alumni, UROP continues to focus on the skills, perspectives, and resources that diverse students bring to higher education by encouraging students towards a life-long appreciation for discovery, building understanding across differences, and critically examining information in the world around them. The benefits of recognizing the resources and capital diverse students bring to research is not just beneficial to the student, but advances the world of research as these cultural worldviews inform and create scholarship that might not otherwise be considered.
Any financial gifts to UROP will allow us to support students who often do not have the financial means to engage in a research opportunity, especially during our summer research fellowship programs. Over 65% of our students are low-income students, many of whom are first-generation and/or community college students with no access to undergraduate research at their respective schools. Research and innovation is even more critical than ever before. Whether it is examining novel problems and solutions (like students working on COVID related research projects) or addressing clean water solutions and food accessibility in Detroit, a diverse research team makes solutions more feasible, products more usable, and citizens more knowledgeable. Support our diverse students in the exploratory world of undergraduate research and creative work!