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MIT Introduction to Technology, Engineering and Science (MITES) runs outreach programs under the School of Engineering at MIT for underrepresented and underserved students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Since 1975, our programs have provided enriching science and engineering experiences to over 4,000 middle and high school students free of charge.
Pursue your passion for STEM, challenge yourself, make lasting friendships and connections—and have fun! MITES provides unparalleled opportunities for students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to learn, grow, and prepare for an exciting, fulfilling college experience and career. If you’re an intellectually curious, ambitious student with an interest in science and engineering, we invite you to join us in person or online, during the school year or over the summer—to begin your life-changing journey.
Learn more about the mission of MITES and who we serve on our website.
Interested in being part of our community? We have three applications:
- MITES Saturdays Application (Formerly SEED Academy):
- An application for STUDENTS for our local program
- MITES Summer (Formerly MITES) and MITES Semester (Formerly MOSTEC) Application:
- An application for STUDENTS for our national programs
- MITES Staff Application
- An application for STAFF for all three of our programs
For questions about these applications, please email email@example.com
If you are a student, view the details below to determine the best fit for you:
MITES Saturdays (Formerly SEED Academy)-Eligibility
Applicants must be public school students from Boston, Cambridge or Lawrence, Massachusetts in 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th grade at the time of application. Students must also reside in Boston, Cambridge or Lawrence. To be eligible for MITES programs, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. We are unable to make exceptions to our eligibility requirements.
MITES Semester (Formerly MOSTEC) and MITES Summer (Formerly MITES)-Eligibility
Applicants must be high school juniors or equivalent at the time of application and can be public, private, or homeschooled students from anywhere in the United States. To be eligible for MITES programs, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. We are unable to make exceptions to our eligibility requirements.
WHO ARE OUR PROGRAMS FOR?
We strongly encourage applications from students—
- With backgrounds underrepresented in science and engineering, identifying as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx or Native American or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander.
- Who are underserved, defined as coming from low socioeconomic means, which may be indicated by qualification for free/reduced lunch
- Who are the first member of their families to attend college
- From families with an absence of science and engineering degrees
- From high schools 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.