Previous UROP testimonies
“Through the UROP program, I have learned to recognize accomplishment as well as deal with problems when they arise; both are realities in scientific research. Biology requires immaculate care and attention to detail. I have learned how to extract and sequence DNA, run PCRs, prepare gel electrophoresis, interpret electron microscopy and flow cytometry, and, of course, pipet.”
– Max Kessler ’20, studied following the fate of bacteria in the microbial loop with the Polz Lab
“What I specifically liked was being able to learn about a very specialized area of research, that I was unlikely to learn about anywhere else”
– Rayna Higuchi ’20, UROP with Professor Oral Buyukozturk on increasing the strength and durability of concrete, through the use of agricultural waste and nanoadditives.
“I am really grateful for this opportunity because I was able to go in with almost no research and lab experience and be treated like a full collaborator on this project. I learned a bit of coding, how to function in a professional environment, and was able to continue to build a valuable skill set for the future.”
– Zoe Lallas ’20, UROP with Professor Caitlin Mueller focusing on Mars City design