This collaborative program is designed to create a cohort of students whose individual and small team projects are advised by MIT advisors and industry-professional mentors. Linking the project cohort with industry for additional mentoring and learning opportunities further empowers students’ learning and experience by providing real-world challenges and advice. Mentors have helped to define the projects based on needs in industry or their company. Such exposure can lead to potential recruitment opportunities for the student.

  • Students will form small groups and work on projects.
  • Projects are motivated by industry problems and interests.
  • Projects are advised by MIT advisors and industry-professional mentors.
  • The full cohort of students and projects will form a community.
  • The cohort will have several common advising, learning and support activities to enhance the group outcomes.

The projects reflect the full breadth of MechE with a particular affinity for the use of simulation, modelling, and data analytics and machine learning in Mechanical Engineering in design, machines, analysis, and systems (e.g. internet of things, additive manufacturing, bio-devices, infrastructure and the environment) and on ways of thinking (critical, creative, analytical, personal, interpersonal, systems, humanistic, computational, etc.).

Available Projects

Please see below a current list of available projects under the MechE Alliance Industry-Connected ELO cohort program along with links to their postings on the MIT UROP Job Board.

For a full description of available projects including relevant figures, please review the Spring 2021 project concepts document.

Student Benefits/Expectations

Participating Students Will:

  • As a small group of 1,2, or 3 students – do the research and design of the selected project.
  • Attend project review meetings with faculty advisors (weekly).
  • Attend project review meetings with faculty advisors and industry mentors (once every 2 to 3 weeks).
  • Join the full student cohort for group presentations and discussions with industry mentors
  • Present mid-point and final project review with cohort
  • Contact

    For questions related to this program, please contact Faculty Lead Dr. Brian Anthony, banthony@mit.edu and Administrative Assistant, Samantha Young, samyoung@mit.edu.