No Navigation In This Section

Education Outreach Highlight

MIT MRSEC Partnership Provides Puerto Rican Students with Valuable Research Experience

 

Prof. Oliva Primera-Pedrozo and undergraduate Shirley Arroyo-Vizcarrondo using the inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer at the MRSEC. Shirley won the Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation Award for this research at the 2014 AGMUS Research Symposium.

The MIT MRSEC and the Universidad Metropolitan (UMET) in San Juan have a highly successful partnership that provides opportunities for students at Puerto Rican universities to enhance their research skills. Dr. Juan Arratia, Executive Director of UMET’s Student Research Development Center, coordinates the partnership at UMET. Undergraduates from UMET participate in cutting-edge research as participants in the MRSEC REU program. Others worked with graduate students at MIT learning to use characterization instruments in the Shared Experimental Facilities (SEFs). MRSEC graduate students and faculty visit UMET to present their research and help with a local high school program. Recently, with the assistance of MRFN funds, two UMET faculty brought their students to MIT to use SEF equipment for their ongoing research. Return visits with additional students have been scheduled. To date, a total of 17 undergraduates and two graduate students from Puerto Rico have conducted research at the MIT MRSEC through this partnership. Six of the undergraduates have gone to graduate school, one of whom completed a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 2014.

Highlights Main Index

CMSE Home

Research

Educational Outreach

Facilities

Connecting to Industry

Highlights

News and Publications

People

About CMSE

Related Links

BUILDING INFO & SAFETY | CONTACT US | SEARCH | MATERIALS CALENDAR
CMSE Nuggets