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UROP Postings

The Department routinely receives notices of UROP opportunities and lists them here as a service to members of the MIT community. The positions have not been screened, nor verified to be available. Nor are they endorsed by the Department.

For more information, visit MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).


AMGEN-UROP SCHOLARS PROGRAM – Summer 2015!
The deadline to apply is February 2, 2015.

The Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the life science and bioengineering/biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program (known as “Amgen Scholars”) will have opportunities to conduct research and present research, attend lectures and workshops, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and develop working relationships with MIT faculty mentors and other research staff.

Amgen Scholars learn how to collaborate effectively in research settings, investigate areas of research interest, and gain practical skills and knowledge for both graduate study and post-graduation careers. Participants become fully integrated in MIT’s summer research community, interact with faculty mentors and fellow undergraduates, and participate in research seminars and other networking events. Most importantly, Amgen Scholars become involved in exciting research and contribute to the advancement of science in an area of interest.

The Program also offers a competitive compensation package. Amgen Scholars working 40 hours per week for the nine-week period will earn $4,320, based on an hourly wage of $12. Housing in a designated MIT residence hall and an $800 food allowance will also be provided.

For more details, see announcement

           Posted: 12/15/14


Paid UROP Position
Next-generation Liquid Concentration Technology for the Beverage
Industry: Completion of Proof of Concept Tests
Dr. Ronan K. McGovern & Prof. John H. Lienhard V

For more details, see announcement

           Posted: 9/15/14


Undergraduate Opportunity: Principles of Biomanufacturing Course
The MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI)

For more details, see announcement

           Posted: 9/12/14


Project Title: Device Optimization for Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Capture
Faculty Supervisor:
T. Alan Hatton
Department of Chemical Engineering

For more details, see announcement

           Posted: 8/22/14


Project Title: High-throughput Spray deposition for electrochemical devices
Faculty Supervisor:  Prof. Fikile Brushett
Department of Chemical Engineering

For more details, see announcement

           Posted: 8/22/14


Chinese-language Fluent UROP Position
Sloan School of Management

Project Title: A Big Data Approach for Addressing Non-traditional Adulteration of Food and Drug Products Emanating from the Global Supply Chain
Faculty Supervisor: Prof. Karen Zheng

For more details, see announcement

           Posted: 5/12/14


Summer 2014 UROP with MIT Media Lab CityFARM

Project Title: CityFARM : Advanced Urban Agricultural Systems Design
Faculty Advisor: Kent Larson
Project Advisor: Caleb Harper
Project Description: LETS GROW FOOD IN THE MEDIA LAB!

For more details, see announcement

           Posted: 5/12/14


Summer UROP opportunity for an interdisciplinary project across science and design (paid or for credit)

We are looking for a paid UROP role, ideally with adequate wet lab experience (especially for material science), to work on a bacterial spore (Bacillus subtilis) related project. Since the spores expand and contract based on the relative humidity level, we can use the spore as a humidity responsive micro actuator. By applying them to thin elastic surfaces, the surfaces become transformable. UROP with the knowledge of material surface/chemical modification and functionalization is preferred. 

This is a collaborative project between Chemical Engineering and Media Lab, incorporating both science and art aspects. The prospect UROP will work in a biosafety level 1 lab over Chemical Engineering department. Through this UROP work, you could learn how to work with an interdisciplinary research project, including the bacteria surface/gene modification with the concept of synthetic biology and tangible texture design.

For more details contact: Lining (Lizzie) Yao, liningy@mit.edu.

           Posted: 5/7/14