Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities.

Spring 2019 schedule will be coming soon! This schedule is in reference to last year 2018. 


SROP Schedule 2018

Week Day Activity Lead Location, Time
Week Sa-26 Move-in day - Target run undergrads w/o cars Elizabeth Fleming, Peter Whitehead, Risa Gearhart-Serna Duke Central Campus, Target@5pm


Mo-28 Memorial Day - -
Tu-29 Mentor Breakfast and First Full Day in Lab BioCoRE Graduate Mentors and Lab Mentors LSRC B240, 9am
We-30 Welcome to Duke BioCoRE SROP Mentor Mix & Mingle Picnic BioCoRE Graduate Mentors LSRC Lawn, 5pm


Tu-5 Meet&Greet with Duke SROP, SACNAS, Bouchet Duke SROP Graduate Mentors GSRB1 4002, 5:30-7pm
We-6 How to Read a Scientific Paper BSURF Program Mentors FFSC 2237, 9-10am
Sa-9 Duke Lemur Center Tour Elizabeth Fleming Duke Lemur Center, afternoon


We-13 Graduate School Boot Camp Crystal Kennedy LSRC D243, 9-10:30am
Sa-16 Duke INSPIRE Art of a Scientist Exhibit Risa Gearhart-Serna Duke Rubenstein Art Center, 1-2:30pm


Tu-19 Faculty Talk: Dr. Steve Nowicki BSURF Program Mentors FFSC 2237, 9-10am
We-20 CV/Resume and Cover Letter Workshop Peter Whitehead LSRC D243, 9-10:30am
Th-21 Faculty Talk: Dr. Chris Kontos BSURF Program Mentors FFSC 2237, 9-10am
Fr-22 SROP Seminar: Dr. Sherilynn Black Duke SROP Graduate Mentors Sands 323, 12-1pm
5 We-27 Faculty Mock Interviews: Daniel Lew/Dorian Canelas Elizabeth Fleming / Peter Whitehead LSRC D243, 9-10:30am


Mon-2 Posters and Abstracts: Science Communication Risa Gearhart-Serna LSRC D243, 9-10:30am
We-4 4th of July Cookout with Duke SROP and GPSC Ariana Eily, Duke SROP TBD


Mon-9 GRE Test Prep: Sheba Lowe Brown Ariana Eily, Duke SROP LSRC B240, 9am-5pm
We-11 Responsible Research BSURF Program Mentors FFSC 2237, 9-10am
Sa-14 Poster Workday BioCoRE Graduate Mentors Duke Rubenstein Art Center, 1-4pm


Tu-17 Faculty Talk: Dr. Robert Lefkowitz Jason Long, BSURF FFSC 2237, 9-10am
M-F, 16-20 Individual Poster Finalization Meetings BioCoRE Graduate Mentors TBD Individually
Sa-21 Lake Beach Outing BioCoRE Graduate Mentors Falls Lake Sandling Beach, 3-6pm


Tu-24 Faculty Talk: Dr. Sally Kornbluth BSURF Program Mentors FFSC 2237, 9-10am
We-25 Final Oral Presentations & What's Next? BioCoRE Graduate Mentors LSRC D243, 9-10:30am
Th/Fr-26/27 BioCoRE Symposium BioCoRE Program Staff TSCHE Great Hall
Fr-27 Farewell SROP + Welcome BioCoRE Graduate Scholar Dinner BioCoRE Program Staff & Graduate Mentors TBD
Sa/Su-28/29 Move-out day - -