The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is participating in the Amgen Scholars Program, a summer research program in science and biotechnology, for an eleventh year. 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 2016 program, MIT hosted 15 visiting scholars who engaged in research under the supervision of MIT’s foremost faculty and leading researchers. In addition to the visiting scholars, five MIT undergraduates participated in the program. Over the past ten summers, 252 students have conducted research through the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program.
We are now soliciting applications for students to engage in research as part of the summer 2017 Amgen-UROP Scholars Program. While spending a summer in Boston and gaining research experience, 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, 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.
More information about our program, application, and contact information can be found at: http://mit.edu/urop/amgenscholars/index.html
We look forward to receiving your applications.
Julie B. Norman
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Director, Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming