Students participating in the MIT Amgen Scholars program will have the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of some of the world’s foremost scholars and leading researchers, potentially including Nobel Laureates, a Charles Stark Draper Prize winner, National Academic of Science members, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, and Institute Professors -- the highest academic honor awarded to a MIT faculty member.
In addition to working alongside faculty and other researchers on innovative projects, students will be fully integrated into a research community. Students will have the opportunity to interact with faculty mentors and fellow undergraduates while participating in research-related workshops, lectures and seminars, as well as other group activities designed to foster a sense of community among participants.
Research opportunities will be available in a variety of appropriate disciplines. Participating faculty mentors will be drawn from the following MIT departments, laboratories and centers: Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, the Center for Environmental Health Sciences, and the Whitehead Institute’s faculty.
Available projects will be diverse enough to accommodate both inexperienced and practiced researchers. Interested students are encouraged to visit the MIT Amgen Scholars Program web site (http://mit.edu/urop/amgenscholars/) for further details and contact information.