About the Award
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Celebrating Inspiring Teachers
Inspirational Teacher Award Volunteer Toolkit
MIT Opportunities for High School Teachers
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As a winner of the MIT Inspirational Teacher Award we would like to connect you with opportunities and resources at MIT.
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Share contact information
There are a number of educational outreach programs at MIT. Some opportunities are for teachers, some for students, and some are for both teachers and students. By checking the box next to each program below you're asking for more information and for us to share your contact information with the respective program(s).
InvenTeams is an initiative that awards grants up to $10,000 each to teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Each October, high schools from across the United States are selected as InvenTeams. Semi-finalist teachers are invited to a workshop and grant recipients attend EurekaFest, a multi-day celebration designed to empower a legacy of inventors through activities that inspire youth, honor role models, and encourage creativity and problem solving.
Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)
MITES is a rigorous academic enrichment program for promising high school juniors interested in studying and exploring careers in science, engineering, and entrepreneurship. During six weeks in the summer before their senior year, participants tackle advanced academic challenges, develop the skills necessary to achieve success in an increasingly globalized economy, and forge relationships with individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The program is scholarship-based, with students paying only for transportation to and from MIT.
Public Service Fellow
The MIT Public Service Center (PSC) offers paid fellowships for MIT students to work on community service projects during January and the summer break. The Public Service Fellowship program provides the finances and support necessary for students to work intensively on projects that provide sustainable benefits to underserved communities.
Science and Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT)
Every year, SEPT selects approximately fifty teachers to share MIT's perspective on how engineers apply the principles of science to meet the technological needs of society. Examples are drawn from engineering systems important to international commerce and health care, such as integrated circuits, artificial intelligence and bioengineering, as well as those that affect the quality of life on Earth, such as water treatment, the infrastructure, and energy conversion.
The Women's Initiative
The Women's Initiative is a unique program aimed at getting more high school and middle school girls excited about pursuing careers in engineering and computer science. Each January, enthusiastic women from the Massachusetts Insstitute of Technology (MIT) School of Engineering are selected to go to middle and high schools nationwide to speak with young women about the excitement of careers in engineering. (US only.)
The Women's Technology Program
The Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a four-week summer residential program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to introduce female high school students to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or Mechanical Engineering (ME). These academic programs enable students to explore engineering through hands-on, team-based projects. The fee for participating students is $3,000, which includes housing, food, classes, books, lab materials, and group activities for the 4-week program. Financial assistance is available. (Open to US & international students.)