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Advanced research gives EECS undergraduates the ‘big picture’

SuperUROP connects student creativity with tough challenges

What do you do when you’ve just completed your first deep dive into advanced electrical engineering and computer science research at MIT? Head confidently to graduate school? Get recruited by a prominent tech company? Launch a startup? Yes, yes, and yes. First, though, you celebrate.

More than 70 EECS majors recently commemorated their completion of the Advanced Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, or SuperUROP, at a festive reception in the Media Lab’s Skyline Room. They spent the past year working several hours per week alongside faculty, postdoctoral associates, and PhD students on projects in areas ranging from artificial intelligence to biologically based computation to nanoengineered optical networks.

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