UROPs and ELOs

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) pairs undergraduate students with faculty and instructors. Students can join established research projects or pursue their own ideas.

There are unique opportunites in Fall 2020 - ELOs - which are included in our UROP listings.  To apply for one of the ELOs, please visit innovationone.mit.edu and click the “students” button. Login with touchstone and you will land in the dashboard. Once in the dashboard, “filter by DLC” and select “UTOP”.

Throughout the year, the Edgerton Center sponsors a variety of UROP positions ranging from electronics and design projects to teaching 4th to 8th graders.   


Anti-Racism and Social Justice Content Creation

With instructor Elizabeth Cavicchi and other student participants, you will develop, trial, and research educational experiences that spark learners’ curiosity and awareness, together building new space for social justice in ourselves, our science education, and our surroundings.


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Teamwork Training Activities

Support the development of teamwork training activities for college groups and/or K-12 educators.  Our methodology (www.teamingfortomorrow.org) is based on understandings of personality archetypes and self-assessments that have been used extens


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Young scientists performing chemistry experiments

Edgerton K-12 Field Trips, Translating Hands-On to On-Line

Looking for 2 students to work with Edgerton Center Outreach Coordinator to translate some of our long-running hands-on field trip activities to this new learning style for K-12.  Existing curriculum is a starting point, but new ideas are welcome for content and presentation.  State fra


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Students in the 2018 Engineering Design Workshop wiring the battery for their Segway/Numbus 2000 Broomstick

Mentoring First-Years in Experiential Learning

Modeled after a summer program that brings experiential learning to high school students, Engineering Design Workshop (EDW) is designed to let people explore and build creative projects in small teams.  After a successful remote version executed this summer with students around the world,


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Technical Mentor for Student Building Projects

Mentor MIT first-year students on a “personal passion project” as typically done in the Edgerton Center fall advising seminar for first-year students.  Serve as a remote consultant, assisting with design, parts, construction techniques, etc.  This project also involves creating a framew


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Students in Engineering Design Workshop

Engineering Design Workshop for First-Years


Modeled after a summer program that brings experiential learning to high school students, Engineering Design Workshop (EDW) is designed to let people explore and build c


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The IInfamous Wall of Iteration

Media Database and Storytelling for Edgerton Programs

In the 14+ years that programs such as Engineering Design Workshop have been run through the Edgerton Center, a wealth of photos, videos, and testimonials have been gathered, and a community has been formed around the shared interests.  Now, we would like to both gather that media into a s


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Maker projects for Social Justice in K-12


Support the development of an online course that we have outlined: 


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