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In light of current public health guidance around COVID-19, MIT will not host any in-person K-12 student programming during the summer of 2020, and is encouraging all summer programs to be delivered in an online format.

In adherence to these new guidelines, the OEOP will not offer the MITES program this summer, and will expand the MOSTEC program. With no in-person events happening at MIT during the months of June, July, and August, we are still assessing the possibility of an in-person conference for MOSTEC 2020 in the fall.

Given these changes, we will consider ALL student applications for admission to the MOSTEC program. 

Note: We recognize that not everyone has consistent access to the internet and a computer. In the event you are offered a spot in our MOSTEC program, we will do everything we can to ensure you have access so that you can participate fully.

Summer 2020 Application Timeline:

The application for 2020 is now CLOSED. 
At this time, we do not have a specific date when decisions will be released. We appreciate your incredible patience as we navigate unexpected challenges in our typical operations brought by the impacts of COVID-19.

Program dates: 

  • Online component: June 24, 2020* - December 21, 2020*
  • In-person (residential) component: TBD

*subject to change


Our national outreach programs empower talented students with the knowledge and confidence necessary to pursue careers in technical fields.


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Our application is a set of forms that each student who is interested in applying is required to complete. Upon submission, each student's application goes through a competitive selection process. To learn more about the application process from previous years, continue reading below. 
For details about the application process, please read the following resources:

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