UROP credit may be used to satisfy unrestricted elective requirements. This credit may be earned under 10.URG, a letter-graded subject or under 10.UR, a Pass/Fail subject.
Finding a UROP project
As in finding a job, it requires you to define what you’re looking for and then meet the right people.
Chemical Engineers work over a wide range of topical areas. To find something that interests you, begin by exploring the categories listed at: http://web.mit.edu/cheme/research/areas/index.html. Each category links to a short overview, followed by a list of faculty who do something related to that area. As an alternative, you can find a summary list of the faculty at: http://web.mit.edu/cheme/people/index.html. By each name is a list of specific research areas.
When you follow a link to an individual faculty member, you will find more detailed descriptions of research projects. If that person has an individual web site listed with the contact information, you can find even more detail.
From that point, decide what sorts of things you would like to work on. Make up a contact list and start knocking on doors. Use the network: talk to other undergraduates, graduate students, lab staff, office staff. Stay with it; something will turn up.
Our Department requires that all lab workers attend a safety seminar given periodically by the Department. In addition, your UROP supervisor will acquaint you with hazards and procedures specific to your laboratory and make available to you copies of the Departmental Safety and Chemical Hygiene Plans.
Some Related Areas for UROPs
See the Course 10 website.