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MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Description:
MSRP began in 1986 as an institutional effort to address the issue of underrepresentation of African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, and Puerto Ricans in engineering and science in the United States. Today, this program?s goal is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities and underserved (e.g. low socio-economic background, first generation) students in the research enterprise.

MSRP seeks to identify talented sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors who might benefit from spending a summer on MIT's campus, working in a research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers who are MIT faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students.

Students who participate in this program will be better prepared and motivated to pursue advanced degrees, thereby helping to sustain a rich talent pool in critical areas of research and innovation.

Program Features:

-Supervision by an MIT faculty member, postdoctoral fellow or advanced graduate student

-Weekly research presentation by MIT faculty

-Weekly seminars on issues directly related to the academic, personal and professional growth of interns

-Social outings (barbeques, boat cruise, visits to Boston area, etc.)

-Preparation of an abstract and graduate school statement of purpose

-Poster presentation at the end of the program

-Individual counseling on academic careers

-Exposure to state of the art research laboratories in MIT departments and over 60 interdisciplinary centers on MIT's campus

-Hands-on training in active, "real-world" laboratories

More information about MSRP can be found at: mit.edu/msrp

The application is available at: mitodgediversity.slideroom.com and Questions can be sent to msrp@mit.edu


Participating Institution(s):
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Lead)

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