For rising ninth through 12th grade students.
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 in July 2023 (exact dates TBD), and applications will be open to individual students, as opposed to the groups that were worked with during the height of COVID.
We expect applications to open around April 1st, and to stay open for at least two weeks. 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.
Details are still being decided, but the program traditionally runs from 9:00-1:00, Monday-Friday, for 4 to 5 weeks. 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 cost of the program will be decided once our space and staff are confirmed, but has been between $1000 and $1200 in the past. 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.
As we get further into the spring we will update here with more details, and please reach out with any unanswered questions!
Ed Moriarty and Chris Mayer