MIT Materials Research Laboratory announces 10 recipients of Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) internships.
2018 Summer Scholar Fernando Nieves Muñoz works at a bench in the lab of Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Krystyn Van Vliet. Photo, Denis Paiste, Materials Research Laboratory.
The MIT Materials Research Laboratory [MRL] has selected 10 top-ranking undergraduates to conduct graduate-level research on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., from June 16 to Aug. 10, 2019. They were chosen from among 286 applicants.
Interns will select their own projects from MIT faculty presentations given during the first few days of the program. Last year’s group, for example, explored a wide range of research from working with materials as soft as silk to as hard as iron and from temperatures as low as -452.47 degrees Fahrenheit to as high as 1,984 F.
This year’s Summer Scholars and their home institutions are:
- Isabel Albelo, University of California - Los Angeles
- Leah Borgsmiller, Northwestern University
- Jared Bowden, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Clement Ekaputra, University of Pittsburgh
- Nathan Ewell, Case Western Reserve University
- Marcos Logrono, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus
- Chris Moore, University of Washington
- Ariane Marchese, Hunter College of the City University of New York
- Melvin Nunez Santiago, University Ana G. Mendez at Gurabo, Puerto Rico
- Carly Tymm, Dartmouth College
Summer Scholars are supported in part by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, which is administered by the MIT Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.
The program, started in 1983, has brought hundreds of the best science and engineering undergraduates in the country to MIT for graduate-level materials research.