Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

Interested in Supporting Undergraduates in a Research setting? 

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) is an exciting opportunity launching this Fall semester (fall 2022) for students to engage in research and mentorship opportunities with SJSU faculty in their discipline or project of interest. 

What is the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)?

UROP seeks to improve retention and to enrich the academic experience at San José State University (SJSU) by engaging students in research, scholarly, and creative activity during their first and second years. Through UROP students will work up to 10 hours per week with a faculty mentor on research or scholarly projects (hours and project are determined based on faculty project submissions). Students will be enrolled in a 3 credit course with other UROP participants, meet regularly with a peer mentor, and present their research at the end of the year symposium. 

Which Faculty Can Participate? 

UROP is currently open to students and faculty from each of the following colleges.

  • College of Business 
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Humanities and Arts
  • College of Science
  • College of Social Science

We encourage all faculty from these colleges to submit a project and serve as a faculty mentor.

What Is Expected Of Faculty Mentors?

Faculty mentors will have the following expectations:

  • Be willing to allow mistakes and growth from student participants 
  • Participate in the program through the duration of the academic year (Fall 22’/Spring 23’) 
  • Attend one faculty mentor orientation (time TBD) 
  • Meet regularly with your research assistant(s)
  • Check-in with Faculty Coordinator once per semester or as needed
  • Assist student research assistant with final poster or presentation

What Is The Timeline Of The Program? 

Our goal is to have all proposed faculty RSCA projects submitted by the end of August. Students will begin reaching out to faculty to interview for that project through September and October. By early November it is our hope that each student will be paired with a faculty mentor and project.  

What Will I Receive? 

  • Opportunities to create and build community across campus
  • Direct engagement and mentorship opportunity of students early in their SJSU journey
  • Professional development funds up $250 

How Do I Get Involved

How Can I Get More Information

Feel free to contact Professor Andrew Carter - andrew.carter@sjsu.edu or Jahmal Williams - jahmal.williams@sjsu.edu for more information.