Engineering Design Workshop (EDW)
  • Students in Engineering Design Workshop
    Jonathan Dietz
  • Students in the Engineering Design Workshop
    Jonathan Dietz
  • Students in Engineering Design Workshop
    Jonathan Dietz
  • Working it out in Engineering Design Workshop
    Jonathan Dietz
  • Interviews with participants in the four-week summer engineering program
    Melanie Gonick

Covid-19 Update - The MIT administration has posted a notice that there are to be no in-person programs (either on- or off-campus) with the K-12 community this summer. While dissapointed, we support these measures to ensure the safety for everyone in our community.  

We are currently exploring a remote version of EDW. If you are interested, please fill out this short survey

For rising ninth through 12th grade students. 

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