Departmental Resources: UROP Positions

UROP Positions

The Department routinely receives notices of UROP opportunities and lists them here as a service to members of the MIT community. The positions have not been screened, nor verified to be available. Nor are they endorsed by the Department.

For more information, visit MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).


Posted: April 5, 2019

Period: Summer 2019
Department: EAPS
Faculty and Supervisor: Ryan Woosley

Project Title: Measuring Ocean Acidification in Polar Waters

Polar water, specifically the Arctic, are experiencing ocean acidification and unprecedented rates. However, monitoring the Arctic waters for ocean acidification is particularly challenging due to the harsh and remote environment, but also due to fundamental gaps in our understanding of pH and how to measure it. The Project will consist of several lab experiments designed to improve the accuracy and precision of pH measurements in polar waters. This project provides an opportunity for one or two students interested in marine and physical chemistry to get hands on lab experience in seawater carbon chemistry and help to improve our understanding of the uptake of anthropogenic CO2 in the Arctic.

Contact: Ryan Woosley (rwoosley@mit.edu)


Posted: April 5, 2019

Period: Summer 2019
Department: EAPS
Faculty and Supervisor: Ryan Woosley

Project Title: Seasonal pCO2 fluxes around South Florida and the Gulf Stream

The project will analyze data from coastal South Florida and surrounding waters to look at seasonal and annual variations in surface seawater partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2), and fluxes of CO2 between the atmosphere and ocean. This project provides an opportunity for a student interested in marine chemistry and data science to get hands on experience analyzing and interpreting carbon chemistry to elucidate seasonal and annual trends in ocean acidification and anthropogenic CO2 uptake.

Contact: Ryan Woosley (rwoosley@mit.edu)