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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Co-Op Student in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Structural & Thermal-Fluids Engineering Group provides innovative multidisciplinary engineering solutions through the development of advanced mechanical and aerospace technologies for sea, ground, air, and space-based prototype systems for national security applications. Examples include the development of structural-material systems for spaceborne imaging and laser communication terminals, heat exchangers for high-flux laser and RF solid-state devices, and aerodynamic designs and multifunctional materials for UAV platforms. New technologies and engineering solutions are developed through high-fidelity models and multidisciplinary simulations, environmental and materials characterization testing, and advanced materials to optimize solutions to meet ever increasing performance, size, weight, and environmental challenges.

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The fall co-op will be working to design, fabricate, and test small UAV propellers made from high strain composite materials. The ideal candidate will have a background in aerodynamics and aero-structures and an interest in experimenting and working in a lab. The student must have completed a Mechanics of Materials or Strength of Materials course and must have strong Matlab skills. Travel to Worcester, MA from MITLL may be required, so a student with a driver’s license is desired.

Requirements: -Currently enrolled in a program of study in engineering (Preferred majors: Mechanical Engineering, Aero/Astro, Aerospace Engineering). -Completed Mechanics of Materials and Thermal-Fluids or equivalent classes. -GPA 3.0/4.0 or higher.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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