Welcome to the STEM Program at MIT! The Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Program is a year-round academic enrichment opportunity provided free of charge to talented middle school students who want to get ahead in math and science.

During the summer, STEM offers a five-week Summer Institute on MIT’s campus for students entering sixth, seventh, eighth or ninth grade. Taught by MIT undergraduates, the Summer Institute courses combine lectures, projects and experiments to support learning. Participants learn college-level material, get to play a racquet sport, take field trips to places like the Museum of Science and meet some very interesting people.

During the academic year, STEM offers a nine-month Mentoring Program, which matches each of our middle school participants with an MIT student mentor, who shares similar interests. One Saturday each month, the mentors and mentees gather on MIT’s campus for brunch and a series of structured and unstructured social and academic exchanges.

Want to learn more? Please browse through our site and discover what local middle school students already have discovered about math, science, friends and fun at MIT.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of Engineering Outreach Programs

Building 1-123, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139

617-253-8052 oeop@mit.edu