Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)
A rigorous six-week MIT residential academic enrichment program for promising high school seniors
37th Annual MLK Leadership Award
Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) is a rigorous six-week residential academic enrichment program for promising high school seniors – many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities – who have a strong academic record and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering.
This national program stresses the value and reward of pursuing advanced technical degrees and careers while developing the skills necessary to achieve success in science and engineering.
MITES was created in 1974 to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in the engineering professions by exposing students to engineering courses during their high school years.
In 2015, MITES celebrated its 40th-year anniversary with a series of events throughout the year. The celebrations culminated in a gala at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge. Those who attended the MITES 40th Anniversary Kickoff Weekend included 257 students, alumni, staff, funders, and friends of MITES and other programs offered by the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP).