For rising ninth through 12th grade students. 

Applications for Engineering Design Workshop 2024 are now closed.  Please reach out to with any questions.  Acceptance decisions will be announced no later than May 6th.

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 be held in-person from July 8th to August 2nd, with remote introductions and brainstorming sessions to be scheduled in advance.

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