The MIT MITES Program (now part of the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs, OEOP), reporting to the Engineering Dean, has continued to grow. The Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science ( MITES) Program is a rigorous six-week residential science and engineering program at MIT for rising high school seniors across the US. Many of the students come from underrepresented or underserved communities. They have strong academic records and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering. The OEOP Office is now accepting applications for MITES , Summer 2019! Please see the website below for details on the application process:eligibility, selection criteria, exact summer dates, etc. Last summer the dates were June 23 – August 2, 2018. http://oeop.mit.edu/programs/mites
The MITES Program is free of charge for the selected students. All educational, food, and boarding costs are covered. The students only pay for transportation to and from MIT. The importance of STEM and STEAM pipelines to talented students of diverse backgrounds has helped secure funding from the private corporate sector (MITES receives no government funding). The generosity of MIT Alumni, MIT MITES Alumni, and individuals has supported MITES from its inception in 1975. The passion of the MITES Executive Directors has come from witnessing the academic and personal growth of the MITES students over just 6 weeks. The most recent six MITES Executive Directors have all been MIT African American alums. Three of the six Directors have been women, and three of the six are MITES alums! The leadership and the Engineering Dean continue to look for opportunities to educate additional talented students through successful K-12 and Pre-College programs.