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 – Participating students demonstrated having a strong academic record and interest in science and engineering.
The 2017 MOSTEC program was held from June 28, 2017 to January 13, 2018. Please check back on our website in early 2018 for the 2018 program dates.
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 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.
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: