Undergraduate Research News - 2013

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  • Miho KitagawaMiho Kitagawa has been involved in several D-Lab health projects, including developing a wearable biosensor kit for nurses to monitor different biomeasures of their patients, such as temperature, patient position, and galvanic skin response. She has also created Stetho-kit, a kit that modifies a normal stethoscope into a digital stethoscope so that users can record and play back sounds.

  • Bring together twenty-five high-achieving undergraduates from colleges and universities across the country with a passion for research and an interest to pursue a career in the science and biotechnology areas and what do you get? The 2013 MIT Amgen Scholars!

    Summer 2013 Amgen Scholar, Kayla Brown (center), a senior at Columbus State University in Georgia, conducted research in the lab of Prof. J. Troy Littleton (left) and was supervised by graduate student Meg Krench (right), a 2008 MIT Amgen Scholar alum.

    This summer, the MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Program hosted nine MIT undergraduates and sixteen visiting students from 16 different universities and colleges, from small liberal arts schools to large research institutions including Messiah College, University of Pennsylvania, Tulane, and the University of Montana. Participation in the program allowed Scholars to delve into world-class scientific research and for some of the Scholars, it was their first research experience.

  • Amgen ScholarIn addition to housing one of the thirteen Amgen Scholars Programs throughout the U.S. and Europe, MIT is also home to the Amgen Scholars U.S. Program Office, which manages communications and conference-planning for the summer undergraduate research initiative in the biological sciences and engineering.

  • 2013 UROP ExpoHundreds of MIT undergraduates attended the third annual IAP UROP Expo on January 24th in Kresge Lobby to speak with faculty, staff and students about exciting UROP opportunities and projects being conducted across the Institute. Despite the extremely cold weather, approximately 300 students, most of whom were freshmen interested in conducting a UROP for the first time, dropped by the two-hour event.