2nd Annual IAP UROP Expo

Sara Nelson, Staff Associate, Research Initiatives, UAAP

The second annual IAP UROP Expo was held on January 26th in Kresge Lobby featuring faculty, staff, and students representing a wide variety of academic areas that regularly host UROP students. Co-sponsored by the Offices of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP) and Minority Education (OME), the event was designed to expose students with little or no research experience to a host of research opportunities across the Institute.

The Expo was a great success. Approximately 350-400 students, most of whom were freshman interested in conducting a UROP for the first time, dropped by Kresge Lobby during the two-hour event. These visitors spoke with representatives from departments such as Materials Science & Engineering, Biology, Management, Aeronautics & Astronautics, and Mathematics, as well as viewed posters, displays, devices, and other materials highlighting the breadth and excitement of current UROP projects being conducted throughout MIT.

2012 UROP Expo