Thursday, October 31, 2013

Summer research program at MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a participant in a summer research program in science and biotechnology – the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program. UROP is MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. The mission of the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is to provide students with a strong science research experience that may be pivotal in their undergraduate career, cultivate a passion for science, encourage the pursuit of graduate studies in the sciences, and stimulate interest in research and scientific careers.

During the summer 2013 program, MIT hosted 16 visiting scholars who engaged in research under the supervision of MIT’s foremost faculty and leading researchers. In addition to the visiting scholars, nine MIT undergraduates participated in the program. Over the past seven summers, almost 200 students have conducted research through this program.

We are soliciting applications for visiting students to engage in research as part of the summer 2014 Amgen-UROP Scholars Program. I request your assistance in distributing this announcement to your faculty and encouraging young scholars on your campus to submit an application. While spending a summer in Boston and gaining research experience, your students will be paid a stipend; room, board and transportation to and from Boston will also be covered by their appointment. All students will live on-campus in one of our undergraduate residences. This community of young scholars will share in the excitement of research by participating in a faculty-led seminar series, workshops, a poster session and a mid-summer symposium at UCLA (travel, room and board are covered).
MIT is delighted to invite undergraduate students from other colleges and universities to join our research enterprise. We value the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm these young scholars will bring to our campus and appreciate this opportunity to build a relationship with your faculty and campus.

The URL listed on the document will direct interested faculty and students to a website with additional details, application materials and contact information.

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