The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) offers a rare opportunity for students to partner with our excellent faculty as research assistants. Students in UROP work closely with faculty and peers, receive mentorship and training in the UROP Colloquium class, and present their contributions in the Spring Research Symposium. Starting in Fall 2012, UROP aims to enhance the academic culture of our student body, helping them to achieve their academic, personal, and career goals, and better contribute to the world.
UROP is open to first- and second-year undergraduates in all majors and is a two-semester commitment lasting from Fall 2013 to Spring 2014. Admission to the program is highly competitive, and we only expect to accept roughly two hundred students for the Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 academic year. We are currently operating with rolling admissions and hope to notify current FSU students of their admission status by the end of Spring semester.
Students’ participation in UROP will be threefold:
- The Colloquium: UROP students meet for a research colloquium on a biweekly basis for Fall and Spring semesters. This one-credit-hour pass/fail course is designed to introduce you to research and offer ongoing support through your participation in UROP. The Colloquium will be instructed by your UROP Leader, who also serves as a facilitator of your experience in UROP and a liaison between you and faculty. In the Colloquium, students will discuss research topics, hear from faculty guest speakers, and attend skill-building workshops.
- The Assistantship: With the help of your UROP Leader, you will select a faculty project to work on. In this assistantship with your Research Sponsor, you will have duties that vary by discipline and specific project, but may include tasks like preparing samples, collecting data, conducting interviews, or compiling sources. This assistantship lasts for two semesters.
- The Presentation: All UROP students will present at the Spring Research Symposium. At the symposium, you will prepare a poster to present your Research Sponsor’s project and your contributions to it.
To view our student recruitment flyer, click here
To see our UROP Student Handbook, click here