Victoria (Tori) Morrow ’14 has been awarded a summer fellowship at the University of Michigan to do work in classics and medieval studies through the university’s Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP). The SROP brings talented underrepresented students to Ann Arbor to work with faculty mentors on research projects during two months in the summer. Morrow is a classics major.
SROP allows undergraduates the opportunity to work on graduate level research projects. Students work with faculty mentors either on an individual basis or as part of a research team. Research teams may also include graduate students, research scientists and other SROP students.
In addition, all participants engage in a series of academic, professional and personal development seminars. Participants present their research at a concluding U-M research symposium. A central goal of the program is to prepare participants for graduate study at U-M. Students in SROP build professional and personal networks that support their interest in joining the academic community.
The Summer Research Opportunity Program was initiated in 1986 by the Graduate Deans of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) to encourage talented undergraduate students to pursue graduate study, and subsequently, academic careers.