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MIT Lincoln Laboratory-Lexington Project Center
Lexington, MA, United States; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: A term
Project Center Website: Click to visit
Restrictions: WPI applicants only
Budget Sheets: A term
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Acad Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
A term 2015-2016 11/11/2014 01/30/2015 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Term:
A Term
Project Opportunities:
MQP
Director:
Ted Clancy
Center Highlights:
Domestic, Low or No Cost
Housing:
Commute from campus
Program Preparation:
1/6 PQP during two weeks prior to the start of the term.
Program Eligibility:
Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation), US Citizen (dual citizens and naturalized citizens discuss eligibility with Director)
Major Eligibility:
Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathemathical Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Robotics Engineering
Program Description:

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory was founded in 1951 as a federally funded research and development center for MIT. Lincoln Laboratory’s fundamental mission is to apply science and advanced technology to critical problems of national security. The scope of these problems includes air defense, communications, space surveillance, missile defense, tactical surveillance systems, and air traffic control.

All projects are conducted at Lincoln Laboratory, located in Lexington, MA. Students commute from WPI to Lexington by chartered bus (provided by WPI).

Projects

Projects at Lincoln Laboratory focus on a variety of areas, and project teams are often interdisciplinary. Teams work with a mentor from Lincoln Laboratory as well as one or more WPI faculty advisors.

During A-Term, students work on their MQPs at Lincoln Laboratory full-time (five days a week) for approximately nine weeks. The first two weeks, arranged immediately prior to the start of A-Term, serve as a PQP period.

Many students selected for this program also seek summer employment at Lincoln Laboratory for the summer preceding the project.

Admission to the program is based on the following criteria: judicial and academic standing and performance, essay response, evidence of maturity and independence, high GPA, availability of projects in a specific area, qualifications relevant to the project offered, and an interview.

Resources

Project Center Websitelow or no cost