Contact Us

UROP’s services and programs are available in person and remotely. We can be contacted in the following ways:

Attend an Information Session

View our Calendar to find an Information Session to attend and learn more.

First-time visitors should attend the Get Involved in Research Information Session or watch all three Get Involved in Research recordings:

 Schedule a Peer Advisor Appointment

After attending an Information Session, you may wish to meet with a UROP Peer Advisor in person or on Zoom. As current undergraduate student researchers, they are a valuable source of information to share their experiences. 

Schedule a Staff Advisor Appointment

After attending an Information Session, you may meet with a UROP Advisor in person or on Zoom if you need more assistance.

Email the UROP Team

E-mail us your questions.

Call the UROP Office

Call us with your questions.

Visit our Office

Student Excellence Center
559 Science Library

Monday through Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-3:00 pm

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UROP Staff

UROP staff are dedicated to assisting students and faculty with all aspects of the undergraduate research process – from finding suitable research or creative opportunities with the right mentor, writing a proposal, presenting results, to writing a scholarly paper for publication.

Sharon Parks, Director

Bethany Bruhl, UROP Advisor

Jerry McMillan, UROP Advisor

Ana Patino, UROP Advisor

Brennan Devine, Administrative Coordinator

Gregoria Barazandeh, UROP Advisor

(On Leave)

UROP Peer Advisors

UROP Peer Advisors are students who have extensive research experience. They serve as advocates for undergraduate research by assisting the UROP office with outreach, marketing, and mentoring through weekly office hours, info sessions, student researcher panels, and social media interactions.

Afia Ahmed

Major: Public Health & Education Sciences

Ketaki Lole

Major: Biological Sciences

Julie Loritsch

Major: Neurobiology


Ky-Vinh Mai

Major: Data Science & Language Science


We mourn the loss of UROP Advisor Philippe Relouzat, who died on November 5, 2021. In his work at UROP, Philippe was committed to helping students find their passions through research. We miss our colleague and friend: his easy smile, deep voice and hearty laugh.