The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) through The Big 10 Academic Alliance (BTAA) is a nine-week summer experience designed to prepare historically underrepresented undergraduate students for graduate study through an intensive research experience with graduate/faculty mentors and a variety of enrichment experiences. Since its creation in 1986, SROP programs have produced more than 610 alumni who have earned their PhDs, and many more who have gone onto promising careers in a variety of sectors. Although Ohio State was unable to host a program this year due to COVID-19, The Ohio State University Libraries’ Research Commons has partnered with The Ohio State Graduate School to bring you a series of blog posts from former Ohio State SROP students.

Their stories and advice for other underrepresented students interested in research and graduate study will post throughout the week of July 27th.

At the end of the series we will be providing additional information about getting involved with mentorship, and how both students and faculty can get involved with SROP at Ohio State. 

2019 SROP Wooster cohort with mentor Gary Closs Jr., Department of Food Science and Technology Graduate Research Associate.