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MITES summer program - applications due February 1st - letters of rec.due February 15th

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.

To be eligible to apply to MITES, applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • High school juniors or equivalent

Selection criteria

Students selected for MITES generally have the following qualities:

  • Passion for science, technology, engineering and math
    • This can be demonstrated through extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation
  • Strong academic record

We strongly encourage students from the following backgrounds to apply:

  • Underrepresented in science and engineering, defined as being African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American
  • Underserved, defined as coming from low socioeconomic means, which may be indicated by qualification for free/reduced lunch
  • Potentially the first family member to attend college
  • Absence of science and engineering degrees in family
  • Coming from a high school with low admittance rates to top-tier colleges, especially rural or predominantly minority high schools

All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be considered, regardless of race or ethnicity.

 

http://summerapp.mit.edu/

 

Posted by: Kathleen O'Neill Published:1/28/17
Audience: Work Based Learning and Homepage