Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division

MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA A2012



Term A 2012

Project Opportunities – MQP (ECE, CS, PH, MA, AE, ME, RBE)

Qualifications – U.S. citizens only

Housing – Not provided.  Students commute from WPI Campus.

Transportation – Bus transportation from WPI to MIT Lincoln Laboratory will be provided daily for the participating project students.

Preparation – 1/6 unit PQP conducted during first two weeks of 9-week A-term project

Director – Professor Ted Clancy

Application Deadline – November 3, 2011 (before 1:00 p.m.)



MIT Lincoln Laboratory located in Lexington, MA was founded in 1951 as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center of MIT.  The Laboratory’s fundamental mission is to apply science and advanced technology to critical problems of national security.  The scope of problems includes air defense, communications, space surveillance, missile defense, tactical surveillance systems and air traffic control.



The WPI-MIT Lincoln Laboratory Project Center conducts nine week, off-campus MQPs.  Many students selected for this MQP program will also seek summer employment at Lincoln Laboratory during the summer preceding their MQP.  During A-Term 2012, the students will work on their projects full-time (five days a week) for 9 weeks at Lincoln Laboratory. The first two weeks, arranged immediately prior to the normally-scheduled A-Term, formally serve as the PQP period.  Student teams are often interdisciplinary, and work with a mentor from Lincoln Laboratory and with one or more WPI faculty advisors.  A variety of project opportunities are available.  See for the list of 2011 project opportunities — similar opportunities will be available in A-term 2012. 


Admission to the WPI-MIT Lincoln Laboratory MQP Program is based on the following criteria: judicial and academic standing and performance, essay response, evidence of maturity and independence, availability of projects in a specific area, qualifications relevant to the project offered, and results of an interview.



Estimated Expenses in U.S. Dollars – No additional expenses are anticipated.

Project Dates:

Begin:  Monday, August 13, 2012
End:    Thursday, October 11, 2012

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