Information for Students
Why participate in IP/ROP?
We can help you
- Pick a project/advisor.
- Get money for project supplies.
- Help arrange credit or work-study pay for the project.
- Meet other students who are working on independent projects.
- Learn more about careers/graduate school through our seminar series.
- Get money to travel with your advisor to present your work to national audiences.
How do you get an advisor/project topic?
There are three normal routes
- You already talked with a faculty member, and they have already agreed to advise you on a project.
- You have some faculty members you are interested in working with. Go talk with them and try to arrange a project.
- You aren't sure what projects are available, or where to start. Then we suggest two steps
- Look over the projects in the Projects section.
- Come see us (Chiu and/or Syed) and talk over your ideas so
we can point you towards some likely faculty sponsors.
What do you do after you have an advisor/project topic?
Write an IP/ROP Grant proposal as explained in the How to Apply section.
What are your responsibilities if your proposal gets funded?
There are four main requirements set by the IP/ROP program
- Attend the Information Session on Week 2.
- Submit a Project Status Report on Week 6.
- Present a poster at the End-of-Quarter Symposium.
- Submit a 1-page Executive Summary on Week 10.
Of course, your advisor will have other requirements related to actually doing the project!