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Undergrad Research Opportunities in Math and Science


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Contact Information

Dr. Daniel Okunbor
Director of STEM Education & Research
(910) 672-2104


Dr. Bhattacharya
Lead Co-PI
Assoc. Professor in Computer Science
(910) 672-1156


James Jordan
Student Assistant
(910) 672-2516

Welcome to Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Mathematics and Science (UROMS).UROMS is funded by Department of Education and designed to improve student recruitment, retention and graduation rate of under-represented students in Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Forensic Science and Biotechnology programs. 

Any student who meets minimum criteria of GPA and interested in science can become a UROMS Research Scholar. The Aim of the UROMS program is make all resources available to the under-represented students, including women, for successful retention in STEM subjects and continue to be successful in careers.  

Interested Freshman and Sophomore students are selected and assigned to work under the supervision of a faculty mentor on a research project for two semesters. Students are provided tutoring service, opportunities to attend and present in professional conferences, and information about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

UROMS program also offers summer internships to the students at Fayetteville State University as well as high school through a 5-week internship.  Through this internship, High School Juniors are engaged in supervised research, provided help with SAT workshops and career advice to prepare them for college and higher education.



Program Benefits

  • $1000 Stipend Spring/Summer Academic Year
  • Student/Faculty Research
  • Participation in Spring STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Five-Week Summer Research
  • STEM Career and Academic Professional Development Workshops


How To Become An UROMS Scholar

  • Submit a Completed UROMS Admission Application
  • Submit Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • One (1) Page Essay stating why you are interested in Researching in a STEM Field
  • Official FSU Transcript
  • If selected, then an Interview will be scheduled




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