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.



SROP Schedule 2019

Week Date Activity Lead Location, Time


Mon-5/27 Memorial Day Social Trevor Gonzalez TBD, 1pm
Fri-5/31 Welcome to Duke Lunch- Mentor Oral Talks/late afternoon check-in BioCoRE Graduate Mentors LSRC B105, 12-1pm


Sun- 6/2 Social Outing: Hike Alyssa Florwick TBD, 10am-12pm
Mon- 6/3 How to Read a Scientific Paper Trevor Gonzalez LSRC B105, 9am-10am
Wed-6/5 Lunch & Learn: Jennifer Levy Alyssa Florwick LSRC B105, 12pm-1pm
Thurs- 6/6 Social Outing: Downtown Durham Dinner Abraham Nguyen TBD, 6pm-8pm


Mon- 6/10 Lunch & Learn: Oral Presentations Trevor Gonzalez LSRC B105, 12pm-1pm
Wed- 6/12 Journal Club Delisa Clay LSRC B105, 9am-10am


Mon- 6/17 Lunch & Learn: Graduate Bootcamp Prep Abraham Nguyen LSRC B105, 12pm-1pm
Sat-6/22 Social: Snack & Paint Trevor Gonzalez TBD, 6pm-8pm
5 Mon-6/24 Graduate Bootcamp Day: Sci Comm & Mock Interviews BioCoRE Graduate Mentors Perkins Library Room 217, 8:30am-2pm


Mon-7/1 Lunch & Learn: URM Faculty Talk Delisa Clay LSRC B105, 12pm-1pm
Wed-7/3 Poster Workday BioCoRE Graduate Mentors  LSRC B105, 9am-10am
Thurs-7/4 Independence Day- No Lab
Sat-7/6 Social: Axe Throwing/Box Car Abraham Nguyen Urban Axes 619 Foster St. Durham, 6pm-8pm


Mon-Fri 7/8-7/12 Work Week (no seminars)
Sat- 7/13 Social Outing: Lemur Center Delisa Clay Duke Lemur Center, 10am-12pm


Mon-Fri 7/15-7/19 Individual Poster Finalization Meetings


Sun- 7/21 Poster Submission Deadline @11:59pm
Wed- 7/24 Poster Practice Day BioCoRE Graduate Mentors LSRC B105, 9am-10:30am



Poster Session BioCoRE & Summer Research Programs Trent Semans Center- 6th Floor, 8:30am-12pm

Fri- 7/26


Farewell SROP Lunch BioCoRE Staff & Graduate Mentors Trent Semans Center- Great Hall, 12pm-1:30pm
Sat/Sun- 7/27-28 Move-Out Day BioCoRE Graduate Mentors Duke Swift 300