• SuperUROP Showcase
    SuperUROP Showcase

    More than 100 students participated in the Fall 2019 Showcase. Photo: Gretchen Ertl

  • Aerial and Aquatic Transportation
    Aerial and Aquatic Transportation

    Taylor V'Dovec, a MechE/Lincoln Lab SuperUROP scholar, investigated how novel techniques and technologies can improve aerial and aquatic transportation. Photo: Gretchen Ertl

  • Autonomous Vehicles
    Autonomous Vehicles

    Arjun Gupta, an AeroAstro/Lincoln Lab SuperUROP scholar, worked on deep learning for scene understanding and prediction for autonomous vehicles. Photo: Gretchen Ertl

  • Aerial Vehicle Flight Testing
    Aerial Vehicle Flight Testing

    Patrick Tornes, a School of Engineering/Quest SuperUROP scholar, worked on a project exploring the intersection of machine learning and adaptive control with aerial vehicle flight testing. Photo: Justin Knight

  • Storyboard Artists
    Storyboard Artists

    Haripriya Mehta, an Undergraduate Research and Innovation scholar, studied using machine learning to generate fresh ideas for storyboard artists. Photo: Gretchen Ertl

  • Image Recognition
    Image Recognition

    Helen Ho, a Fairbairn SuperUROP scholar, worked project that involved training image-recognition algorithms for self-driving cars. Photo: Gretchen Ertl

  • Music Technology
    Music Technology

    Faraaz Nadeem '19 (right), a CS+HASS SuperUROP scholar in 2018-2019, worked with music technology professor Eran Egozy on automatic computer transcription of musical performances involving multiple instruments. Photo: Gretchen Ertl

  • Past SuperUROP Scholar
    Past SuperUROP Scholar

    Nichole Clarke '18, MEng '19, worked on a SuperUROP project involving mobile-app deveopment. She is now Android software engineer at Facebook.

  • Past SuperUROP Scholar
    Past SuperUROP Scholar

    Ava Soleimany '16, a former SuperUROP scholar, co-authored a paper published in Science. She is now a graduate student at Harvard and MIT and co-director of a popular Independent Activities Period class on deep learning.

  • December 2019 SuperUROP Showcase
    December 2019 SuperUROP Showcase

    Sabrina Liu, an EECS junior and MIT EECS/Takeda SuperUROP scholar, presents her work investigating noninvasive ways to monitor dental patients’ heart rates at the SuperUROP Showcase. Photo: Gretchen Ertl

  • December 2019 SuperUROP Showcase
    December 2019 SuperUROP Showcase

    EECS senior Kenneth Acquah, a MIT/EECS Tang Family FinTech SuperUROP scholar, is focusing on finding a technological way to combat money laundering with Bitcoin. Photo: Gretchen Ertl

  • December 2019 SuperUROP Showcase
    December 2019 SuperUROP Showcase

    Madeline Abrahams, an EECS senior and MIT/Tang Family FinTech SuperUROP scholar, is investigating the spread of misinformation related to climate change via algorithmic aggregation platforms. Photo: Gretchen Ertl

  • December 2019 SuperUROP Showcase
    December 2019 SuperUROP Showcase

    EECS junior Nicholas Bonaker is a EECS/CS+HASS SuperUROP scholar whose research combines computer science with humanities, arts, or social sciences. He's working on improving communications software for people living with severe motor impairments. Photo: Gretchen Ertl

  • December 2019 SuperUROP Showcase
    December 2019 SuperUROP Showcase

    Jessica Quaye, an EECS senior and Analog Devices SuperUROP scholar, is working on a project designed to enable next-generation product design and customization by building software to analyze the way consumers use specific products. Photo: Gretchen Ertl

  • December 2019 SuperUROP Showcase
    December 2019 SuperUROP Showcase

    EECS senior Roshni Sahoo (left), an Angle SuperUROP scholar, describes her research project to Anantha Chandrakasan, dean of the School of Engineering. Chandrakasan developed SuperUROP in 2012, when he was EECS department head. Photo: Gretchen Ertl

SuperUROP provides students with real-world research experience.

SuperUROP scholars undertake a yearlong supervised research project and enroll in 6.UAR (Preparation for Undergraduate Research). In both the lab and the classroom, students learn the essentials of research, from designing experiments to writing technical papers to presenting at conferences.

To learn more, download the 2018-2019 SuperUROP research guide or read this January 2020 MIT News feature.

SuperUROP is administered by the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). As of May 2020, 922 students had graduated from the program.

SuperUROP 2020-2021

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Interested in SuperUROP for 2020-2021?

Did you miss the March 3, 2020, SuperUROP information session? View the video version.

Other key deadlines: Indicate intent to participate by April 3, 2020; submit proposal and supervisor recommendation by April 27.

To learn more and apply, visit the SuperUROP application site.

SuperUROP in Action

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See student projects in person or video.

For examples of past SuperUROP projects, view this collection of student research presentations and this more in-depth video about former SuperUROP scholar Garrett Souza '19 (above).

Please note: The spring 2020 SuperUROP Showcase, which had been scheduled for April 23, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Questions? Contact superurop-contact [at] mit.edu.