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Can first-year students conduct research?

Research at MIT aims to develop innovative solutions to the world’s most daunting challenges. From addressing the energy needs of tomorrow to improving cancer therapies, MIT’s research efforts are enhanced through creative collaborations with leading research institutes and consortia around the world.

MIT offers research in every field you can imagine, and students in all majors and all class years (including first-year students) can participate in research through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).

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