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.
In light of current public health guidance, MIT will not host any in-person K-12 student programming during the summer of 2020, and is encouraging all summer programs to be delivered in an online format. In adherence to these new guidelines, the OEOP will not offer the MITES program this summer, and will expand the MOSTEC program. We are still assessing the possibility of an in-person conference for MOSTEC 2020 in the fall, as no in-person K-12 events will be hosted at MIT during the months of June, July, and August. Given these changes, all applicants will be considered for admission to the MOSTEC program. Please see a full update here.
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: