Summer Scholars Program

    The Materials Processing Center and the Center for Materials Science and Engineering sponsor a Summer Research Internship Program through the NSF REU program.

    The program started in 1983, and has brought hundreds of the best science and engineering undergraduates in the country to MIT for graduate-level materials research. A wide range of project areas is available; see previous years' programs for example projects. The application must be submitted by February 10, 2017.

    Quick Facts

    • Only US citizens/permanent residents may apply
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    • Program dates: June 15, 2017 - August 5, 2017
    • Stipend $6500 + round trip travel expenses up to $1000
    • Open to students who are starting their junior or senior year at any college or university, other than MIT in September of 2017
    • Selection is based on application, academic history and recommendation letters
    • Application deadline : February 10, 2017
    • Awards will be announced on or shortly after: March 14, 2017
    • Arriving late or departing early is not permitted. You must attend all program dates. We work hard to create a program that immerses students in the local environment and meets MIT's curricular standards. It is important for students to be present for all aspects of the program.

    Available projects

    Projects available vary from year to year. Interns select their own projects from faculty presentations given the first few days of the program. What previous years' students researched can give you a good idea of the sorts of projects available.

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