Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
The Undergraduate Research Center's Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) began in 2021 for students new to research and those who are underserved by undergraduate research efforts and programs on campus including Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color, international students, and Pell-eligible students. In Spring 2021, twenty-eight students were hand-matched based on research interests and goals to faculty or staff mentors to contribute to projects through paid work hours over the course of the semester. In addition to work with their faculty mentors, apprentices participated in URC-organized workshops and activities with topics such as conducting literature reviews and presenting their research. The posters presented by our research apprentices describe their experience beginning research, the type of work they completed under the supervision of their mentor, and any potential outcomes of their combined efforts in the program.
Applications for the 2022 Research Apprenticeship Program will be available for both students and potential faculty or staff mentors. Applications are due October 18th, 2021.