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Girls’ Summer at MIT 2010


Application forms are now available for the

2010 MIT Women’s Technology Program

for female rising senior high school students

Application deadline: January 15, 2010.

The Women’s Technology Program (WTP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a rigorous 4-week summer academic and residential experience in which female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade. WTP is designed for girls who have  demonstrated excellence in math and science but have very little or no prior background in engineering or computer science.

Female MIT graduate students design and teach the classes, assisted by female MIT undergraduate students who also live in the dorm with the high school girls. The daily required schedule includes classes, labs, homework, and social time with other WTP students. WTP classes do not earn academic credit from MIT; WTP students are expected to work hard because they are excited about learning.

Sixty participants (40 for EECS and 20 for ME) are selected from a nationwide applicant pool of the top female 11 th grade math and science students. Students must reside in the U.S. (or be U.S. citizens if living outside the U.S.). We are looking for students who are not yet certain about their future college majors, and who would like to explore engineering and computer science to determine whether these fields might be of interest.

Students attend WTP in either: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or Mechanical Engineering (ME). Please explore our web site for information. The Application page has details about who should apply. Calendar contains program dates and applicant deadlines. Curriculum information is available on the WTP-EECS and WTP-ME sites.

For more information about admissions criteria and how to apply, visit our Application page. Also check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information about WTP.

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