The Office of the Dean for Graduate Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will host its annual MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) from June 10 – August 11, 2012.
MSRP, an institutional effort that began in 1986, facilitates the involvement of talented undergraduate students in research aspects of the fields of engineering and science-particularly those who are underrepresented in these fields. This summer program seeks to identify talented sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors from around the country who could benefit from spending a summer on MIT’s campus, working in a research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers. The program features supervision by an MIT faculty member and postdoctoral fellow or advanced graduate student; weekly seminars/workshops; preparation and delivery of a research poster and paper; individual counseling on academic careers; hands-on training in active, “real-world” laboratories; and participation in social and cultural activities in the area.
This opportunity is particularly well suited for underrepresented minority undergraduates (particularly African American, Latin American and American Indian/Alaskan Native students) interested in science, technology, engineering, and math that would benefit from a 9-week, research-intensive summer program. Additional program details, applicant requirements and the online application can be found on the web at mit.edu/msrp.