Friday, January 2, 2009
Free 6 week engineering and science summer program at MIT
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a free summer program for current high school juniors who are strong in math and science. MITES - (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science) is a rigorous six-week residential, academic enrichment summer program for promising high school juniors who 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.
MITES is rooted in MIT's belief in the importance of students from diverse populations to pursue higher education and careers in these fields. Funding from industry, foundations, grants, individuals, and MIT covers all living and educational expenses for each admitted student. Students only pay for their transportation to and from MIT.
Admission to the program is very competitive -- applications are due February 2, 2009 and require standardized test scores, essays, and recommendations -- so don't wait until the last minute to submit. See http://web.mit.edu/mites/www/ for more information and on-line application.