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SROP Program Components

Round Trip Transportation

Purdue University provides transportation to West Lafayette from the student's home town.

Lafayette Limo

Students fly into Indianapolis and are brought to campus by shuttle.

If students wish to bring their own cars, they are paid mileage according to Purdue policy.

University Housing for 8 Weeks

Participants are housed in Hilltop Apartments on the North edge of campus within walking distance to most research laboratories.

Hilltop apartments

Research Stipend

Each participant receives a generous stipend for the summer.

Stipend payments are made upon arrival, mid-summer, and upon departure.

Research with a Faculty Mentor

Scholars work for eight weeks under the supervision of a faculty mentor, often assisted on a daily basis by a graduate student or staff co-mentor. (Scholars may work in any discipline in which Purdue offers a PhD degree.)

Workshops on Preparing for the GRE

2015 SROP

A special workshop is provided to assist students in preparing to take the GRE.

2015 SROP

The workshop consists instructional sessions led by Ph.D. candidates in Mathematics and English. There are two sessions each on math and analytical writing.

Each student is given a practice exam before and after the workshop to measure improvement.Poster and Oral Research Presentations

At the end of the summer each student presents her/his research results both in the form of a poster and in a PowerPoint presentation.

These products are often presented again at the students' home institutions, and at regional or national conferences.

Oral Presentation Poster Presentation

Professional Development Seminars

Eveningseminars are offered to assist students in learning about careers for Ph.D. recipients in Government, Industry, and Universities.

Professional Development Seminar 2015

Access to University Facilities

Participants have full access to:

  • Library Facilities
  • Computer Facilities
  • Research Labs
  • Dining Facilities
  • Student Health Center
Purdue Facilities

Social Activities

Students will have opportunites to socialize and enjoy summer activitiesat various locations

Boiler ChallengePool

Recognition Banquet

Students and mentors are recognized for their hard work and productivity at the closing banquet. An inspirational speaker helps to put the summer experience in perspective.

SROP Banquet

Take Home Products

  • A significant research experience with a faculty mentor
  • A PowerPoint presentation of research results
  • A poster presentation of research results
  • A potential letter of recommendation for graduate school
  • Enhanced ability to do well on the GRE
  • Information about careers and graduate schools
  • A sense of the culture and environment at Purdue and in surrounding cities and countryside
  • A rich multicultural experience
  • Many new friends

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