The HKN EECS UROP Meet and Greet was a great success! Graduate students and professors from labs all over CSAIL and the MIT Media Lab came to chat about their research, and around 100 interested students came to learn about the available UROP opportunities. The event started off with each of the labs introducing their work, ranging from Professor Abelson’s MIT App Inventor, to Professor Leeb’s prototyping control experiments, to Professor Karger’s online learning projects. After hearing about all the exciting research, students were given time to mingle with the various labs and introduce themselves.
Thanks to everyone who came out to tonight’s event!
On Wednesday, October 12th we held a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity) panel to connect over 70 EECS students interested in UROPs with people who had already gone through the process. The event kicked off with a panel session in which students talked about how they got their UROPs and what their experiences were like. They discussed experience level prior to their UROPs, factors they looked for, how they applied, and advice for people looking for UROPs. Afterwards, we had a breakout session for students to talk to people who did UROPs in a variety of labs, from Media Lab and CSAIL to 6-7 and EE-focused research.
Thank you to all of our awesome panelists (Anish Athalye, Amir Karamlou, Nalini Singh, Allison Lemus, and Emily Damato) for sharing your research experiences!
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