SERC Scholars Program
A community of undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty helping to advance the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing cross-cutting initiative on Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing.
What do SERC Scholars do?
- Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams with members from across computing, data sciences, humanities, arts, and social sciences
- Develop and pilot new SERC course materials in collaboration with postdocs and faculty
- Engage with external partners to advance AI in the public interest
- Conduct research in an exciting, new cross-disciplinary area
Who is eligible to be a SERC Scholar?
This opportunity is open to students across the MIT community who are excited to advance our broad mission to incorporate humanist, social science, social responsibility, and policy/civic perspectives into MIT’s teaching, research, and implementation of computing. SERC Scholars are hourly funded positions with selective and limited yearly enrollment.
What additional opportunities do SERC Scholars have?
- Regular lunches and talks with SERC Scholars’ small-group meet-and-greets with pioneering leaders from academia, industry, and the public sectors
- Internships advancing computing in the public interest
- SERC UROP opportunities
- Initiatives in computing and public policy
We are grateful to the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation for providing funding to launch this program.