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The opportunities available to MIT students through EECS extend far beyond the classroom. EECS students conduct cutting-edge research, gain hands-on experience at major companies, and travel the world for work and study.

Students are encouraged to:

  • Share knowledge by working as a lab assistant for an EECS class. Assisting in labs provides valuable experience, reinforces material, and enhances communication skills. Lab assistants are hired by the teaching staff and are paid an attractive hourly rate. Positions are advertised through the Course VI jobs list.

  • Independent Activities Period (IAP) gives MIT students time to explore unusual subject offerings designed for creativity and flexibility in teaching and learning. EECS adds spark to the schedule with design competitions, circuit building, and other entertaining and informative classes and workshops. Students are also invited to develop and lead IAP classes. And EECS students enjoy such extracurricular activities as MITERS, the MIT Electronic Research Society and Hobby Shop, among the broad range of opportunities offered at MIT.

EECS Advanced Undergraduate Research Program ('Super' UROP)
EECS Offers new "Super" UROP opportunity for its students to have a deeper research experience earning a certificate and exposure to working with an industry mentor.
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Ashwini Gokhale, Course 6-2 senior wins Google's Anita Borg Scholarship, 2012-13
"Hello! I'm a senior at MIT, love meeting new people, traveling to unexplored locales, and trying out different foods. My undergraduate research revolves around statistical modeling of an agent in an eCommerce environment."