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. 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. Students in MITES must commit full-time to the program during the six weeks. In 2017, MITES served 75 students hailing from several states across the United States.
The 2018 MITES program will be held June 23 through August 2, 2018. Upon acceptance in mid-April, 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. The Summer 2019 application will be available on the summer application site in late Fall.
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. Placement into the calculus, life science, and physics courses is determined by diagnostic tests that are administered to all students during the orientation period of the program.
Please see below for a description of the classes offered in Summer 2017.