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DU – Discover UROP

Are you a creator or problem-solver who wants to get involved in research at MIT, but have little or no prior experience? If your answer is yes, then Discover UROP might be right for you! Discover UROP is your opportunity to learn about interesting research projects, how to prepare for and get involved in UROP. You will work on some hands-on projects, tour cutting-edge research labs, hear first-hand from renowned faculty, network with researchers, and meet other undergraduates who are all engaged in some of the most fascinating projects in their fields.

What Will We Do?

The majority of Discover UROP will be split between hands-on projects, lab tours, interactive demos, panel and roundtable discussions, informational workshops, and networking events.

By the end of the four days, you will:

  • know first-hand about a number of current exciting research areas,
  • have toured several interdisciplinary research labs and centers,
  • met with faculty and other researchers,
  • learned how to identify projects of interest and effectively approach faculty about potential UROP opportunities

You will also understand the key elements of UROP research opportunities, effective research communication, and more. In addition, you will have the opportunity to get to know the campus and explore the Boston-Cambridge area with your fellow participants and FPOP counselors.

DU Specifics

  • Dates: Tuesday, August 20 – Saturday, August 24, 2024
  • Space available: 24
  • Cost: No charge