In Fall 2012 the EECS Department launched a new advanced undergraduate research program for juniors and seniors who want to have a graduate level research experience working closely with a faculty advisor and producing publication worthy results. The new program called the “SuperUROP was developed in Spring of 2012 and at the end of its first year graduated 77 SuperUROP students. SuperUROP helps prepare students to continue in graduate school, enter industry or even be involved with startups.
Visit the Super UROP website to learn about the 116 projects proposed by EECS faculty members and industry projects for SuperUROPs in the 2013-14 year. Some of these projects are listed in the cards on this page. The site also contains information about application and registration. (MIT certificates required).
Oct. 17, 2013 MIT News Office article by Patricia Sampson and Danielle R. Festino: "SuperUROP raises bar for bar for undergraduate research and innovation."
Aug 21, 2013 Technology Review article by SuperUROP 2012-13 Denzil Sikka '13: "A Souped Up UROP. My year of advanced undergrad research."
May 13, 2013 MIT News Office article by Jennifer Chu titled: "First ‘SuperUROPs’ cap off inaugural year. EECS program immerses undergraduates in advanced research projects."
Jan. 23, 2013 MIT News Office article by Lauren Clark titled: "SuperUROP propels undergraduate research to next level. Poster session showcases student advances in key technologies and attracts faculty, venture capitalists and industry sponsors."
Nov. 2, 2012 MIT News Office article from EECS titled: "EECS celebrates the launch of SuperUROP."
May 8, 2012 MIT Tech article by Deborah Chen titled: "Course 6 develops new 'Super' UROPs. Students can commit to year-long research project & earn certificate."
The program is illustrated in the diagram below.