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The MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) began in 1986 as an institutional effort to address the issue of underrepresentation of African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, and Puerto Ricans in engineering and science in the United States. Today, this program seeks to identify talented sophomores and juniors from a broader array of backgrounds and from around the country who might benefit from spending a summer on MIT's campus, working in a research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers, who are MIT faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students. Students who participate in this program will be better prepared and motivated to pursue advanced degrees, thereby helping to sustain a rich talent pool in critical fields of scientific investigation.


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Bianca Jones

Bianca Jones

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:01:52 | 27288 views

"You realize that you're not in competition with anyone else here. You're in competition with yourself." --Bianca Jones, Senior, St. John's University

Nayla Bezares

Nayla Bezares

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:02:16 | 26251 views

"As much as you learn, you want to learn more. And you realize that there's so much more out there." --Nayla Bezares, Junior, University of Puerto Rico

Brandon Johnson

Brandon Johnson

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:01:33 | 23606 views

"It's not just about the books. It's not just about the research. You've got to try to do what you can to give back." --Brandon Johnson, Senior, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Mareena Robinson

Mareena Robinson

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:01:41 | 26354 views

"The whole point of this program is to expose you to things you never would have been exposed to." --Mareena Robinson, Junior, Florida A&M University

Kyle Doolan

Kyle Doolan

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:01:56 | 11830 views

"You work all day, you realize it's late at night, and there are still things you want to do - not have to do - want to do." --Kyle Doolan, Senior, Villanova University

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