Applications due: April 1st, 2014
MITEI works with the MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) to support the participation of undergraduates in energy research and to encourage undergraduate interest in the energy field. These UROPs are conducted over the summer, and may address any aspect of energy systems and related environmental challenges, such as energy sources and supply (solar, wind, geothermal, nuclear, fossil fuel, etc); conversion, storage and distribution; technology and use (transportations, buildings, etc); policy; efficiency and demand-side management; and campus energy management.
The MITEI UROP program includes organized networking opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate advisors, and faculty supervisors to connect with other energy researchers on campus. Students also have opportunities to present their work to other energy UROPs in an informal setting, as well as at several other events throughout the year (including the MITEI/Energy Club's Poster Scholars Program). Additionally, UROPs may gain practical insight by connecting with a sponsoring company or donor.
The Energy UROP is a full-time (40hr/week) summer position, allowing students to have an indepth research experience. The funding itself is provided by private donors and by members of the MIT Energy Initiative, including Founding Members BP and Shell, as well as individual Affiliate Members with a particular interest in supporting undergraduate research.
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MITEI Education Office