Many undergraduates have had their summer plans disrupted by cancellation of planned internships or other programs. UROP is inviting applications from students who wish to participate in online-only summer research projects, for funding or credit. The School of Science and Physics department have committed to financial support beyond what the central UROP office may be able to provide.

SMURF 2020 (Summer MKI Undergraduate Research Forum) took place virtually on Monday, September 24th. Details shared by email. Organizer: DJ Pasham <drreddy@mit.edu>.

If you would like to support a UROP, the student must visit http://mit.edu/urop/ to complete an application and upload a student-authored 1-3 page research proposal, clearly stating the project purpose and describing in detail his/her planned research duties by the given term deadline.  Once the student submits the application and proposal you will need to review and approve the UROP at http://mit.edu/urop/ and clicking on For Faculty Supervisors.

By approving your students’ UROP application, you are confirming not only your support for the academic content of the proposal, but also acknowledging that no UROP student is allowed to begin work in the lab until all departmental and Institute chemical hygiene and EHS training requirements have been fulfilled. Please communicate the hazards typically encountered in your laboratory as well as project specific hazards to your UROP students before they begin and be sure they complete all requisite trainingEvaluate your student(s) at the end of each term. Feedback can be submitted via your http://mit.edu/urop/ or by email to urop@mit.edu.