In the six-month MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC) program, rising high school seniors from across the country who have a strong academic record and interest in science and engineering complete online coursework and projects in science, engineering, and science writing during the summer in the Academic Phase (July through August). When the summer ends, students enter the Enrichment Phase (August through January) and 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.
In 2017, the MOSTEC Program will run from June 28, 2017 to January 13, 2018, and the Residential Conference at MIT will be held August 1 through August 5. Upon acceptance, students should email firstname.lastname@example.org if they have concerns about program dates conflicting with school obligations.
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. Previous 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: