The MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) runs outreach programs under the School of Engineering at MIT for underrepresented and underserved students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Since 1975, the programs have provided enriching science and engineering experiences to over 3,000 middle and high school students free of charge.
During these rigorous and highly competitive programs, students forge a persistent and extended network of friends and allies that affirms both their achievement motivation and cultural identity. Students leave the programs with heightened confidence in their skills and ability to succeed in science and engineering at a top university. Many go on to become leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in the STEM fields.
- 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 2016, MITES served 80 students hailing from 26 states and Puerto Rico.
- The six-month MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC) program serves rising high school seniors from across the country – many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities – Participating students demonstrated having a strong academic record and interest in science and engineering.
- During the Academic Phase (June through August), students complete online coursework and projects in science, engineering, and science writing. At the end of the Academic Phase, students attend the 5-day MOSTEC Conference on campus of MIT. When the summer ends, students enter the Enrichment Phase (August through January) and continue to: learn more about science and engineering; interact with faculty, researchers, and professionals via webinars and Q&A sessions; and receive online mentorship from undergraduates, graduate students, and industry professionals. Students also have the opportunity to ask admissions and financial aid questions in the Admissions Corner, which is run by admissions office staff.
Eligible students can apply online to these outreach programs no later than February 1, 2018.‹ Back to Resources