Educational Activities and Options at the MIT NRL
The MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory is affiliated with the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT. The MIT Reactor is used by students and faculty for research projects and laboratory exercises. Students are particularly enthusiastic about experimental work on the MITR because it gives them the opportunity to apply their academic learning to challenging engineering and scientific problems. The students acquire the skills needed to coordinate projects and are imbued with the safety culture needed for the proper operation of nuclear facilities.
Training, research, and educational opportunities at the NRL are offered through:
- MIT undergraduate and graduate-level laboratory courses;
- Research projects as part of Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP);
- Student reactor operator training program;
- Senior and graduate thesis research projects; and Independent Activity Courses