Applications are due February 4, 2015.

Eligibility: Students must apply during their junior year to attend the MITES Program.

Citizenship: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and will be asked for documentation upon acceptance.

Criteria: All eligible applicants are welcome to apply. MITES strongly encourages students who are truly passionate about learning and willing to spend their summer doing course work to apply.

Cost: All programs are completely free of charge. Participants only have to provide their transportation to and from the program.

Housing: Simmons Dormitory at MIT

Course credit: Students are given qualitative final evaluations, instead of credit for courses.


The 2015 MITES application is now available at Applications are due February 4, 2015.

The MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) in the School of Engineering offers three free-of-charge academic enrichment programs for rising high school seniors from across the country:

  • Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)
    2015 dates: June 12, 2015 to July 25, 2015
    Since 1975, this six-week residential program has leveraged a demanding academic atmosphere to help students develop the skills and confidence needed for success in technical fields. Along with calculus, physics, natural science, and humanities courses, students take a hands-on elective course and participate in lab tours and social events. MITES serves up to 80 student per year.

  • Engineering Experience at MIT (E2@MIT)
    2015 dates: July 31, 2015 to August 7, 2015
    In this one-week residential program, students take one of six intensive project-based courses, which focus on specific science and engineering disciplines and culminate in final presentations. Outside of class, students attend admissions and financial aid sessions, tour labs, meet with MIT faculty, students, and alumni, and participate in social events. E2@MIT serves up to 80 students per year.

  • MIT Online Science, Technology and Engineering Community (MOSTEC)
    2015 online dates: July 6, 2015 to January 9, 2016
    2015 conference at MIT: July 28, 2015 to August 1, 2015
    For six months via an online community, students interact with faculty and staff at MIT, receive admissions and financial aid advice, and participate in facilitated discussions about science and engineering research. Students also complete projects that they present during a five-day conference at MIT. MOSTEC can serve upwards of 100 students per year.

In all three programs, 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 OEOP's programs, for our alumni, there is a strong record of successful admission to MIT and to other engineering and science universities.


Your support will allow us to continue offering MITES free of charge. The amount of funding that we secure each year directly determines the number of students we are able to serve.



Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of Engineering Outreach Programs

Building 1-123, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139





Selection: Applicants should have a strong academic record and interest in science & engineering.