Engineering Design Workshop (EDW)
  • Surgery on the LED matrix
    Surgery on the LED matrix
  • Hard at work in Engineering Design Workshop
    Hard at work in Engineering Design Workshop
  • Students in Team Flounder soldering electrical circuits for their ROV
    Students in Team Flounder soldering electrical circuits for their ROV
  • Instructor Ed Moriarty and  students from Team Lite
    Instructor Ed Moriarty and students from Team Lite
  • LED lights in 3-D space by Team XGPS
    LED lights in 3-D space by Team XGPS
  • Students in the Engineering Design Workshop
    Students in the Engineering Design Workshop

Applications to this program are now online. Apply now! Deadline is May 26th at 12:00 p.m.

For rising 9th through 12th graders.

For four weeks during the month of July, the Engineering Design Workshop (EDW) engages Cambridge, Boston, and Greater Boston-area 9th through 12th grade students in hands-on engineering projects.

Students in this hands-on, self-motivated summer program will work in small teams to design, build, and test projects that blend engineering, art, and science. Students will have the opportunity to use many of the same tools and materials as MIT students and engineers.

The workshop builds on students’ math, science, and artistic abilities and will use basic principles of engineering, problem solving, and design. Short lessons on interesting topics will add to the project-based experience. While at MIT, students will also have opportunities to see many examples of engineering, art, and science at work. Past projects have included a modified Razor scooter, a giant tower of speakers, remote-controlled flying objects, and an electric cello.

Note that this is a non-residential program.

Watch the EDW video or read the blog from the 2015 session.