For rising ninth through 12th grade students. 

Apply here for Engineering Design Workshop 2023, to be held from July 5th to August 4th.

Applications will be open until April 28th, with decisions being announced 1-2 weeks after that.

In-person programs are back in full swing at MIT, and Engineering Design Workshop will be running in-person this summer. We will be holding EDW from July 5th to August 4th, 2023, and applications will be open to individual students, as opposed to the groups that were worked with during the height of COVID.

We do not give any preference to those who apply first, so students are encouraged to take their time. We primarily accept students from the area around MIT (Cambridge/Boston), and are progressively less likely to accept students the farther they are from campus. Please note we are not a residential program and can not provide housing. Interested students must be at least 14 years old at the start date of the program.

The program will run from 9:00-1:00, Monday-Friday. Accepted students must be able to attend the entire program, as projects are created in groups and any extended absence hurts the entire team. Snacks are provided but there is no formal lunch time. Family and friends will be invited to the final presentations, which will also be streamed online and recorded.

Projects are decided on by the students, and often involve mechanical and electrical engineering with clever or artistic twists. It is rare that ideas brought in on the first day are chosen, as our approach to the ideation process sees the students design possible projects collaboratively, leading to unexpected results. Groups are given direction on how to continue working on their projects after the summer is over, including publicly available resources at MIT.

The suggested cost of the program is $1200. However, we do not take into account a student's ability to pay when choosing who to accept and, if admitted to the program, we will accept payment in whatever amount the student can afford.

Please reach out with any unanswered questions, and we look forward to another great summer!

Ed Moriarty and Chris Mayer