IROP Projects Increase for Summer 2008

This article first appeared in the July 2008 UROP Mentor

The UAAP reports that thirty-four undergraduates are conducting UROP research overseas this summer. This is a significant increase over summer 2007, where twelve students were engaged in internationally-based UROP projects (known as “IROP”).

Summer 2008 IROP projects cover a wide spectrum of research areas, from plant biology in Bangkok, Thailand to facial recognition studies in Israel. Other IROP destinations include: Canada, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, and Switzerland. Regardless of research location, all IROP students are mentored by MIT faculty.

More information on IROP can be found on the UROP web page: http://mit.edu/urop/guides/uropoverseas.html.