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Summer Research Apprentice Program|Wyoming EPSCoR

Summer Research Apprentice Program


SRAP 2017

The application and materials will be available in December.

Program Overview

SRAP provides qualified students with a meaningful, hands-on experience in science, mathematics, statistics, and/or engineering research.  The ultimate goal of SRAP is to stimulate interest in one of these fields for a college major and ultimately as a career choice. Ethnic, racial, gender minority, and first generation college bound students (whose parents did not complete a four-year undergraduate degree) are especially encouraged to apply. Funding for the program is provided through Wyoming NSF EPSCoR.

Applicants must have completed their sophomore year in high school by the start of the summer program, and/or be a current junior or senior in high school at the time of application. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Students who self-identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Chicano(a) /Latino(a) or Mexican American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander and/or who are first generation college-bound students and/or women are encouraged to apply.  Nationally, these ethnic, racial and gender minority groups have been identified as underrepresented in the sciences. This is an academically competitive program; therefore, socioeconomic factors are of secondary consideration.  All applicants must be able to attend the entire program from start to finish.

Research areas may include: molecular biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, mathematics, statistics, nursing, botany, and psychology.  Most students will work in laboratory settings while others may be engaged in other appropriate research settings, such as libraries and in the field.  Students CANNOT hold a second job while participating in SRAP. Students will be paired with a lab based on their interests indicated on their application. Students may not be placed in the exact lab of their interest but will be in a lab that relates to their future goals.

Wyoming EPSCoR provides salary, room, board meals, program expenses, and group weekend activities only. Each student will be expected to provide for her or his personal and recreational living expenses while in Laramie.


For questions or comments, please contact:

Lisa Abeyta

SRAP 2013

SRAP Group 2014

SRAP is funded by Wyoming NSF EPSCoR through the National Science Foundation grant (EPS-0447681).  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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