Ta Corrales Sanchez, former D-Lab UROP, working in the D-Lab shop.
Ta Corrales Sanchez, former D-Lab UROP, working in the D-Lab shop.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities & Experiential Learning Opportunities

Join an existing research project with one of our research staff members as a UROP! You may also propose a research project you have developed from work done in a D-Lab class or on a D-Lab fieldwork trip. Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELO) is a new MIT program, similar to UROP. See below for current listings!

Compensation for UROPs and ELOs

  • MIT students may receive pay or credit
  • Non-MIT students may receive credit only

Note on ELO Compensation: MIT undergraduate students who have not fulfilled their ELO guarantee over Fall 2020 or IAP 2021 are eligible for compensation under this project for Spring 2021 at $13.50/hour with an expectation that the student will spend between 80-140 hours on the project over the course of the semester.

Spring 2021 UROP and ELO Listings

Design & Engineering

Education & Training



MIT Program Opportunities

Social Entrepreneurship


  • MIT Students
    All registered MIT undergraduates in good academic standing, including transfer students.
  • Wellesley College Students
    Cross-registered Wellesley undergraduates participating through the MIT-Wellesley Exchange Program (credit only).
  • Students participating in an official MIT Undergraduate Exchange
    During their semester(s) of study at MIT.

More information

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Megha Hegde, MIT D-Lab Research Associate and UROP Coordinator