SRAP Student Group

Summer Research Apprentice Program

SRAP Summer 2021

Students Working in the Field

Summer 2022 Program Information!

Program Dates: June 12th-July 21st, 2022


Application deadline: April 4th, 2022, no later than 5:00pm MST.

**COVID related updates will be found here.

As of right January 1st, we plan to have an in-person program. This is subject to change in the coming months with our campus policies. If there are specific questions, feel free to contact the Program Coordinator, Lisa Gutierrez.

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.

Program Details

Registration materials are below. Please read all materials before completing the online application.

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

Have questions?

Please email the SRAP Coordinator to schedule a time to talk via phone.

**For additional summer opportuinities for our Wyoming high school residence, please visit the  Native American Summer Institute for more information!

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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 Gutierrez

*Email coordinator to schedule a time to talk via phone.

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!

SRAP Coordinator Headshot