The six-month MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC) program serves rising high school seniors from across the country – many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities. Students selected to participate in MOSTEC demonstrate in their applications a strong academic record and interest in science and engineering.
The 2018 MOSTEC program is projected to be held from June 27, 2018 to December 22, 2018, and the MOSTEC Conference will be held on August 6 through 10. These dates may change slightly due to updates. Upon acceptance in mid-April, students should email firstname.lastname@example.org if they have concerns about program dates conflicting with school obligations.
During the Academic Phase (June through August), students complete online coursework and projects in science, engineering, and science writing. At the end of the Academic Phase, students attend the 5-day MOSTEC Conference on campus of MIT. When the summer ends, students enter the Enrichment Phase (August through December). They then continue to: learn more about science and engineering; interact with faculty, researchers, and professionals via webinars and Q&A sessions; and receive online mentorship from undergraduates, graduate students, and industry professionals. Students also have the opportunity to ask admissions and financial aid questions in the Admissions Corner, which is run by admissions office staff.
Eligible students can apply online at summerapp.mit.edu during the fall semester of their junior year in high school.
All educational, food and boarding costs are generously covered by our funders. Students only pay for transportation to and from MIT.
Students take one intensive project-based course and a science writing course. Past course offerings have included:
During the MOSTEC Conference at MIT, along with a two-hour Science Writing workshop, students take two hands-on science/engineering workshops for three hours each. Previous workshop offerings have included: