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SRAP Student Group

Summer Research Apprentice Program

SRAP Summer 2021

Students Working in the Field

Summer 2022 Information Coming Soon!

Program Dates: TBD

**Due to COVID-19, our summer 2021 program has been cancelled.

Research Description

Too small to be seen without magnification, microbes are living organisms found almost everywhere: air, water, plants, and soil.

Microbes Can Be:

  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Algae
  • Viruses

SRAP participants will get to study microbes in the soil with the help of UW faculty and labs.  Participants may engage in field work, data analysis, project design, computational science, and/or data science.

Online Program Details

  • 2022 SRAP participants will complete the program via an online platform (Canvas), similar to an online course.
  • Soil Science Kits will be mailed to participants in early June.
  • Students will have weekly assignments, weekly meetings with their mentor(s), and online interaction with several members of UW faculty and staff.
  • At the end of the program, each student will present their research findings via Zoom using a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Science kits will be mailed back to the SRAP department upon program completion.
  • Upon completion of the entire SRAP program, and return of the complete science kit, each participant will be awarded a stipend of $1,920 ($8 per hour).

**Please note that the SRAP program is completely free for all students who wish to participate.  

Have questions?

Please contact the SRAP Coordinator.

**For our Native American high school students living in Wyoming, click here for more information on the Native American Summer Institute.

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Day to Day Activities

  • Campus Experience

    Experience UW Living and Dining
    • Residence Halls
    • Dorm Rooms
    • Washakie Dining Center
    • Half Acre Gym


    Explore Campus Resources
    • Native American Education Research and Cultural Center
    • Multicultural Resource Center
  • Research

    Engage In:
    • Fieldwork
    • Lab Experiments
    • Data Analysis
    Participants Will Complete:
    • Final Paper
    • End of Program Presentation
  • Outings

    Experience Time Off-Campus
    • Weekend Adventuring
    • Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs
    • Community Service at Acres

SRAP Overview

“Don’t be afraid to open up to new people. It’s very fun and adventurous and so worth it. At first I didn't know how to approach a new group but with a constant reminder from the staff that it’s a [judgement] free and comfortable community… I enjoyed this program so much. So much that I would love to come back.”
- WolfStar Duran
SRAP Aims To:
  • Recruit First-Generation and Underrepresented Students
  • Engage youth in STEM-related activities
  • Maintain a strong history of college placement for SRAP alumni
SRAP Focuses on Providing:
  • Meaningful hands-on experience in UW labs with one of our faculty members 
  • Stimulation of interest in a future STEM career
  • Increased participation of first generation college students and underrepresented minorities in a research experience
  • Development of student comfort in an academic and professional setting
  • Access to resources that ensure higher education success

Meet Your SRAP Coordinator

Lisa Abeyta


1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 3622
Laramie, WY 82071

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the SRAP program, please don't hesitate to reach out!

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1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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