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Summer Research Apprentice Program|Wyoming EPSCoR

Summer Research Apprentice Program


SRAP 2016

The 2016 SRAP Symposium will be July 22nd, 2016. The event will be held at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, located on 22nd and Grand Ave. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Lisa Abeyta, 307-766-6059.

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.

Each student is paid at a rate of $9.00 per hour, not to exceed $2,160 (minus appropriate taxes) for the 6-week program (June 12th – July 22nd, 2016).  Students will be assigned to a University of Wyoming research scientist for an eight-hour workday, five days per week, with a 40-hour maximum work week. 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.

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.


TRAVEL: Students must provide their own transportation to and from Laramie for SRAP.  SRAP can pick up or drop off students only at the Laramie airport (LAR) or bus depot.  SRAP will not provide transportation to or from any other airport. While in Laramie, transportation will be provided for students.

DEADLINE: The application for summer 2017 will be available December 2016.

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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