The MIT Materials Research Laboratory and the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center sponsor a summer research internship program for rising junior and senior undergraduates in the science and engineering fields.
This challenging program brings promising students to MIT to learn and perform research in laboratories in a broad selection of materials science subfields. In addition to providing a stipend and round-trip travel expenses, they host presentations and group discussions on topics relevant to materials scientists, such as graduate school, careers in materials science, creating effective poster presentations, and management of intellectual property. At the conclusion of the program, the students present their individual research results at a poster session. The summer research internship, offered each year since 1983, affords students an invaluable experience in top-notch cutting edge research.
The program runs for eight weeks, starting on June 16 and ending on August 10.
Project topics include:
- Materials for electronics, communications, and microphotonics
- Advanced ceramics and magnetic materials
- Metals, polymers, and ceramic composites
- Mathematical modeling
- Biomaterials and polymers
- Electrochemical processing; batteries; surfaces; interfaces
- Energy generation and storage
- Active materials
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019. To apply or learn more, please visit MRL.MIT.EDU.
The summer scholars program is funded by the National Science Foundation REU program (grant number DMR-1419807). MIT is an equal opportunity employer.