Summer Research Opportunity(SRO)
The goal of the SRO program is to promote water-focused scientific research here at ECU. This research gives undergraduate students an opportunity to experience intensive research with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. Now in our fourth year, our SRO celebrates the achievements of having produced quality professor-led, scientific research, some of which have been accepted for publication. This experience enhances undergrad students’ course education as they pursue successful careers in science, government, business, and nonprofit agencies. Last year’s participants studied groundwater connections, collected data to support surface and groundwater interactions, investigated water management perspectives and studied the ecosystem within the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer. A recent grant from The Science and Natural Resources Foundation-sponsored research that will analyze the DNA from populations of endemic cave amphipod to identify hydrological parameters from across the Arbuckle Mountains. SRO is currently accepting grant application for this year’s SRO and recipients will be named in early May.