Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) is a rigorous six-week residential academic enrichment program for rising high school seniors – many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities – who have a strong academic record and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering. During the six weeks of the program, MITES is a full-time commitment. This national program stresses the value and reward of pursuing advanced technical degrees and careers while developing the skills necessary to achieve success in science and engineering. In 2017, MITES served 75 students hailing from several states across the United States.
The 2017 MITES program was held from June 10 to July 21. Please check back on our website in early 2018 for the 2018 program dates. 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 calculus course, one life sciences course, one physics course a humanities course and an elective course. Please see below for a description of the classes offered in Summer 2016.