Summer Research

There are a variety of opportunities to do research during the summer break at colleges, national labs and companies around the country (and the world). These positions can be highly competitive, so having some previous research experience can help your chances. These positions often pay a summer salary, living expenses and transportation to the site. Below are some examples. For more information, look at our website or contact ResearchLiaison@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

New Summer Research Opportunity

The Office of the Dean for Graduate Education at the Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology 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


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