(The information below has been provided by Mrs. Hertz at Woodside High School.)
The Office of the Dean for Graduate Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will host its annual MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) from June 6 – August 7, 2010.
The MSRP, an institutional effort that began in 1986, facilitates the involvement of talented students in research aspects of the fields of engineering and science—particularly those who are underrepresented in these fields. This summer program seeks to identify talented sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors from around the country who could benefit from spending a summer on MIT’s campus, working in a research laboratory under the tutelage and guidance of experienced scientists and engineers. The program features supervision by an MIT faculty member and postdoctoral fellow or advanced graduate student; weekly seminars/workshops; preparation and delivery of a research poster and paper; individual counseling on academic careers; hands-on training in active, “real-world” laboratories; and participation in social and cultural activities in the area.
I am writing to ask for your assistance in identifying underrepresented minority underclassmen (particularly African-American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Mexican American and Puerto Rican students) interested in science and engineering that would benefit from a 9-week, research-intensive summer program. Additional program details, applicant requirements and the online application can be found on the web at mit.edu/msrp <http://web.mit.edu/odge/msrp> .