Summer Research Opportunity Programs

May 08, 2013

Wheelock students Ivan Jackson, Katrin Reeder, and Guillermo Caballero were accepted to the Summer Research Opportunity Program, which prepares students for admissions and success in graduate school by providing intensive one-on-one academic research experiences.

The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP), sponsored by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, serves as a gateway to graduate school for many students of color.  In addition to intensive one-on-one academic research experiences, the program provides academic enrichment activities on graduate admission procedures, financial aid opportunities, and the Graduate Records Exam (GRE).

Wheelock students accepted to SROP Program: (ltor) Guillermo Caballero, Katrin Reeder, Ivan JacksonPictured at left are (l to r): Guillermo Caballero, Katrin Reeder, and Ivan Jackson.

This summer, Ivan Jackson, a junior majoring in Communications and American Studies, will conduct research with Kevin Brooks, Ph.D. in the Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center at Ohio State University.  Ivan will work with Dr. Brooks on research that examines the education of African American students and media representations of the human body.

Michigan State University will host Katrin Reeder, a sophomore majoring in Psychology and Human Development/Early Childhood Education.  At Michigan State, Katrin will study the emotional lives of children with Associate Professor of Psychology, Dr. C. Emily Durbin, Ph.D.

Guillermo Caballero, a junior in American Studies/Elementary Education has been accepted to Purdue University for the summer.

Students were selected from a pool of over 1,000 talented applicants. To be considered for the SROP, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have plans to pursue an advanced degree in their chosen field of study. Each student receives airfare, housing, and a summer stipend ranging from $3,000 to $4,000 and can also earn course credit.

Apply to the Program

Students interested in the program should contact Detris Honora Adelabu, Ed.D. in the Psychology and Human Development Department at

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