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  • SuperUROP gives undergraduates the chance to immerse themselves in a year-long research project with supportive mentors to guide the way.

    Ignacio Estay Forno handled his research project with care. “It was like my baby,” says the junior, who is majoring in electrical engineering and computer science (EECS).

  • Faculty and students share their perspectives on the value of undergraduate research at “Pushing Boundaries” event.

    Question: What does building a 15th-century printing press have in common with using DNA to encode genetic memory in a cell?                                    

  • Engineering undergrads showcase their research after one semester of yearlong SuperUROP projects.

    Imagine you’re walking in your dimly lit hallway. You’ve donned a pair of glasses that augment your reality. But the new object in your environment — a sleeping dragon the size of a cat — looks disappointingly flat and cartoonish.

  • Summer 2016 marked the 10th year of the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program, which provides undergraduates with MIT faculty-mentored summer research opportunities in the science and biotechnology areas. Five MIT undergraduates and 15 undergraduates from colleges and universities from across the country made up this summer’s 20-student cohort. Visiting Scholars came from schools that included SUNY Cortland, Oklahoma State University, Montana State University, and Occidental College.

  • UROP Mentor Awards

    The UAAP solicits nominations every year from students for the UROP Mentor of the Year Awards. An award is presented to one MIT faculty member and one graduate student/non- faculty UROP supervisor who have demonstrated exceptional mentorship and teaching in a research setting.

    UROP students submitted many nominations this year, making the selection highly competitive. This year’s Outstanding UROP Mentor Award recipients are:

  • Hallmark program “SuperUROP” lets undergrad engineers dive into a year-long research experience.

    From developing smart 3-D scanners, to refining desalination techniques, to designing football helmets that can prevent concussions — undergraduates across the School of Engineering are midway through the year-long research projects that are part of the Advanced Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, or SuperUROP.

  • Undergrads present research at the SuperUROP Research Preview.

    Innovation is about solving the right problem at the right time, Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox’s chief technology officer, told an audience of students participating in the School of Engineering’s SuperUROP program on Thursday.

  • Students gain hands-on experience over the summer with MITEI's Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

    Today, more than 780 million people worldwide are living without access to fresh water. Drinking the contaminated water they can access often leads to health concerns like diarrhea, diseases, or even blindness.

  • Ian A. Waitz, dean of the School of Engineering, officially welcomed 183 students into the 2015-2016 SuperUROP class on Thursday, Sept. 30, at a Stata Center reception for participants in the program, which has more than doubled in size since its 2012 launch within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

  • Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart thanks SuperUROP students for their research and innovation contributions; praises program's quintessential "MIT-ness."

    As more than 90 students in MIT's SuperUROP Advanced Undergraduate Research Opportunites Program flowed into a year-end certificates presentation event on May 7 at the Media Lab Skyline Room, they looked quite ready to celebrate a year of work on intense research collaborations with faculty advisors, supported as by the generous backing of industry and private sponsors.