UROP Students in the News
UROP students make significant contributions to research at MIT. Links to recent news articles and video profiles highlighting UROP students and their research follow below.
UROP in the News
- Students dive into research with the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium
- Congrats to our 2021 Fulbright Fellowship winners (all of 8 of the UG recipents were UROPs)!: Twelve from MIT awarded 2021 Fulbright Fellowships
- Course 20: Engineering student Steven Truong draws upon MIT experiences to navigate Covid-19
- Interdisciplinary: Katie Collins, Vaishnavi Phadnis, and Vaibhavi Shah named 2020-21 Goldwater Scholars
- Course 12: Early life at MIT and on Earth
- Course 1 & 7: Testing the waters: MIT sophomore Rachel Shen looks for microscopic solutions to big environmental challenges.
- Interdisciplinary: Two MIT Seniors named 2020 Marshall Scholars – both students have actively participated in UROP
- Interdisciplinary: Five MIT students named 2020 Rhodes Scholars – all of whom have actively participated in UROP
- MIT Alumni: The Making of a Mechanical Engineer in Seven UROPs
- Mechanical Engineering: Students present mechanical engineering projects that have global impact
- School of Engineering: Computer science in service of medicine: Senior Kristy Carpenter aims to leverage artificial intelligence and other computational tools to develop new, more affordable drugs.
- Interdisciplinary: Collaboration adds an extra dimension to undergraduate research: Students on UROP teams agree that teamwork speeds up the research.
- EAPS/Mathematics: Computing in Earth science: a non-linear path: UROP student Sonia Reilly studies the math of machine learning to improve predictions of natural disasters.
- CSAIL: Objects can now change colors like a chameleon
- MIT Energy Initiative: “You don’t learn this in class”: Students in the MIT Energy Initiative Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program build professional skills”
- Civil & Environmental Engineering: With The Herman Project, home bakers become citizen scientists
- Engineering: Monitor detects dangerously low white blood cell levels
- Civil & Environmental Engineering: Cities of the future may be built with locally available volcanic ash
- Brain and Cognitive Sciences: Decoding human cognition– MIT senior and Marshall Scholar Liang Zhou wants to elucidate the neural basis for our thoughts and intuitions
- SHASS: Seeking the stories behind the data – MIT Senior Olivia Zhao will study economics as a Marshall Scholar.
- Biology: New player in cellular signaling
- Physics: Bridging the science-policy divide
- Chemistry: Research by MIT undergrad helps crack chemical mystery
- D-Lab: Seeing solutions through, across continents
- School of Engineering: Supercharging undergraduate research
- Nuclear Science & Engineering: Amelia Trainer: Structuring improved simulations for reactor physics and Energy UROP: The intersection of research experience and real-world solutions
- Civil & Environmental Engineering: Opening research labs to freshmen fosters innovation and community
- Biological Engineering: Undaunted by the unknown -Senior Katie Bodner thrives in synthetic biology, where guidelines are just being established.
- Biology: Elliot Akama-Garren named Rhodes Scholar
- 8 of the “14 Incredibly Impressive Students At MIT” profiled by in Business Insider by MELISSA STANGER AND MELIA ROBINSON on DEC. 8, 2014, are/have been UROP participants
- Political Science: Undergrads get hands-on with diverse research projects
- Alum News: Lorna Ogolla Omondi wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship
- Nuclear Science & Engineering:
Please see the MIT News Office site, for a more comprehensive list of recent news articles featuring UROP@MIT.