Sustainable Development Research Opportunity Program (SDROP)
SERVES: Community Organizations and University of Minnesota at Duluth Students
PURPOSE: The University of MN Duluth’s (UMD) Sustainable Development Research Opportunity Program (SDROP) provides students an opportunity to work closely with a variety of northeast Minnesota communities on sustainable development projects. Students gain valuable research and project design/implementation experiences that only real community projects can provide, and community partners benefit from the community service provided by UMD’s finest students.
SDROP directors maintain a database of interested students and community projects. Students are matched to projects based on interest and qualifications. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 150 hours on a project, and receive a $1,500 stipend. All projects last up to one year.