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

For rising 9th through 12th graders

Applications closed on Monday, April 22nd at 12:00 P.M. noon time EST.

Please note the program takes place from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. beginning on Monday, July 1st and goes through Friday, August 2nd, 2019. Note that that EDW will not meet on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th.

Please note that we ask that students who apply to the program commit to attending every day. A student's presence and involvement during each day of the program is important as sessions involve working in teams and would be negatively affected by a student’s absence.

Decisions to extend an invitation to applicants will be made by email no later than midnight on May 10, 2019. There is a $600 fee for the workshop. If this represents a financial burden we will accept a check in any amount. Given that we run this program at far below cost, if your financial situation is such that you can afford to, please consider supporting our program more generously.

About the Engineering Design Workshop

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