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.
The 2019 MITES program was held June 22- August 2, 2019. For 2020 dates, please check back in early 2020. Upon acceptance in mid-April, students should email firstname.lastname@example.org if they have concerns about program dates conflicting with their school calendar.
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 math course, one life sciences course, one physics course a humanities course and an elective course. Placement into the math, life science, and physics courses is determined by diagnostic tests that are administered to all students during the orientation period of the program.
Past courses have included: