Through the MITES (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science) program, OEOP offers three rigorous residential and online academic enrichment programs for promising high school juniors who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering. By submitting a MITES application, students are automatically considered for one of three academic enrichment opportunities: a one-week residential program, a six-week residential program, and a six-month online enrichment program. These programs include MITES, E2@MIT (Engineering Experience @ MIT), and MOSTEC (MIT Online Science, Technology, & Engineering Community). Through these programs, the OEOP is able to serve a larger number of selected students from the growing pool of MITES applicants (1750 applications in 2012). These national programs stress the value and reward of pursuing advanced technical degrees and careers while developing the skills necessary to achieve success in science and engineering. The programs are rooted in MIT's belief in the importance of students from diverse populations to pursue higher education and careers in these fields.


Selected students build self-confidence in their ability to be successful in a demanding academic atmosphere, and have a chance to work with and befriend individuals of different racial, ethnic and other backgrounds. Although admission to MIT is not the focus of MITES, for its graduates, there is a strong record of successful admission to MIT and to other engineering and science universities.


Each of the three academic enrichment opportunities offered by OEOP are 100% scholarship-based. Funding from industry, foundations, grants, individuals, and MIT covers all living and educational expenses for each admitted student. Students only pay for their transportation to and from MIT.


2015 application timeline

The application timeline is as follows:

November 20, 2014

The 2015 student application opened.

February 4, 2015

Applications are due.

Mid-April 2015

Selection notifications will be released.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of Engineering Outreach Programs

Building 1-123, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139