Program Activities

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MSU SROP Statistics Camp

This statistics camp is offered in collaboration with the MSU Center for Statistical Training and Consulting. This workshop is designed to assess students’ ability and background in statistics and provide them with the statistical tools that will be necessary to complete MSU SROP as well as benefit them in their future careers.


MSU SROP Talks are designed to help students stay on track to complete quality research projects. Each week, the cohort will convene and present the weekly findings of their research. This activity not only helps students stay on track to complete their project, but also engages them in the act of presenting their findings across disciplinary lines. These weekly meetings are in “chalk talk” format, where students are only allowed to use a chalk board to explain their findings (no electronic aids or supplemental materials allowed).

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Research Seminar Series

Weekly research seminars expose students to research across disciplinary lines. These sessions also train students to assimilate research across disciplinary lines and ask pertinent questions outside of their respective academic disciplines. The weekly seminars consist of the work of MSU faculty, post-doctoral researchers and graduate students.

Professional Development Workshop Series

MSU SROP provides professional developmental workshops to give young researchers at MSU the tools necessary to successfully apply to and complete graduate programs at intensive research institutions. The workshops presented throughout the program align with the program's “GO GRAD” model.

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Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research (Mid-SURE)

MSU SROP participants are required to do an oral and poster presentation to the Michigan State Community to showcase their research findings. This symposium, held in collaboration with MSU SROP, MSU Office for Undergraduate Research, BEACON Center, College of Engineering and REPID program features not only the work of MSU SROP participants, but also the work of other summer undergraduate researchers throughout the region.

SROP Detroit Trip

Social Activities

Whether you're here for business or pleasure, Michigan is a one-of-a-kind setting for an internship to remember!  You can explore nearly endless supply of social options.  Catch the Spartan Spirit on the campus of Michigan State University and join us for trips throughout the state.

MSU AGEP Community

The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) is funded by the National Science Foundation. The primary goals of AGEP are to (1) significantly increase the number of underrepresented students (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders) obtaining graduate degrees in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics disciplines, as well as the social, behavioral and economic sciences, and (2) enhance the preparation of these students for faculty positions at colleges and universities. MSU SROP cohorts actively participate in MSU AGEP Community activities throughout the summer.

Networking Events

Through our multiple campus partnerships, MSU SROP provides multiple forums for summer intern, graduate student and faculty exchange. MSU SROP participants will interact with MSU faculty, graduate students, post-docs as well as other summer research participants across the campus.