Engineering Design Workshop (EDW)
  • Students in the 2018 Engineering Design Workshop wiring the battery for their Segway/Numbus 2000 Broomstick
  • High-school students in Engineering Design Workshop head to the Charles River to launch their ROV.
  • Let the projects begin: Engineering Design Workshop off and running
    Let the projects begin: Engineering Design Workshop off and running
  • Working it out in Engineering Design Workshop
    Working it out in Engineering Design Workshop
    Jonathan Dietz
  • Interviews with participants in the four-week summer engineering program
    Melanie Gonick
  • Jonathan Dietz

Please note, a student's presence and involvement each day is important as sessions involve work done in teams and would be affected by absences. We ask that students who apply to the program can commit to attending every day. 

For rising 9th through 12th graders

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