Research Opportunity Projects (ROPs)

The Research Opportunity Program (ROP) provides students in the second to fourth year with the chance to participate in the research of a faculty member while earning course credit. Students in the program have the valuable opportunity to become involved in hands-on, cutting-edge research, working one-on-one with the University's leading faculty members across a range of academic units. Through the ROP, you will gain practical skills and knowledge that can be applied to careers or toward future graduate studies. You will use your experiences to build strong relationships with instructors, learn about exciting new developments in their research field, and explore new areas of interest. 


ROP Projects for Summer 2021 and Fall/Winter 2021-22

The program description and application portal for Summer 2021 and Fall/Winter 2021-22 ROP Projects are available at Experiential Education Unit .

Application deadline: March 7, 2021

Environment (ENV399Y5)

Summer 2021 (20215Y)

  • Environmental controls on soil respiration from urban riparian zones, Instructor - Dr. Timothy Duval
  • Investigating Covid-19's impact on urban physical environments using satellite images, Instructor - Dr. Yuhong He

Fall/Winter (20219Y)

Fall (20219F)

  • Quantification of urban riparian zone soil respiration during seasonal change, Instructor - Dr. Timothy Duval

Geography (GGR399Y5)

Summer 2021 (20215Y)

  • Agricultural Sustainability in the Anthropocene, Instructor - Dr. Damian Maddalena
  • Groundwater-surface water interactions in urban stream riparian zones, Instructor - Dr. Timothy Duval
  • Rural Employment Opportunities for Highly Skilled Newcomers, Instructor - Dr. Kathleen Wilson

Fall/Winter (20219Y)

  • Agricultural Sustainability in the Anthropocene, Instructor - Dr. Damian Maddalena
  • Statistical analyses of water quality in Lakes Chapala and Zapotlan, Mexico, Instructor - Dr. Harvey Shear
  • Teaching and Learning Resiliency: Teaching Students to Learn from Failure,  Instructor - Dr. Nicole Laliberte

Collaborative ROP Projects with other Departments/Programs

Biology (BIO399Y5)

Summer 2021 (20215Y)

Fall/Winter (20219Y)