Undergraduate Research News - 2014

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  • MIT has been awarded two major grants from the Amgen Foundation. The first will provide hands-on laboratory experience to undergraduate students through the Amgen Scholars Program. This marks the ninth year that MIT will participate in the program, which aims to inspire the next generation of innovators by providing undergraduates with hands-on summer research opportunities at many of the world’s premier educational institutions. The second grant awarded to MIT will support the Amgen Scholars Global/U.S.

  • This summer UROP staff offered a new Freshman Pre-Orientation Program (FPOP), Discover UROP. The four-day FPOP was created to help expose freshmen to key aspects of undergraduate research at MIT. The program’s goal is to help introduce freshmen to research early in their undergraduate careers, and provide them with the tools and knowledge needed to thrive in rewarding UROP experiences throughout their undergraduate years.

  • This summer marks the eighth year of the MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Program in which a cohort of MIT undergraduates, as well as undergraduates from four-year colleges and universities from across the US, come together to conduct summer research in the science and biotechnology areas. The program aims to provide undergraduates the opportunity to not only conduct cutting-edge research at 13 of the world’s leading research institutions, but to also provide educational and networking opportunities to students interested in pursuing careers in science and engineering.