2021 Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI)

Greetings, Magnetos! The MIT (Yes, that MIT) Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) is a rigorous, world-class STEM program for motivated high school student . This four-week virtual program teaches STEM skills through project-based, workshop-style courses.

The Beaver Works Summer Institute is pleased to announce that they will have 13 virtual program offerings for summer 2021.  To begin the process of pre-qualifying to apply for the summer institute, students will work through a series of pre-requisite self-paced units.  Participation and performance in the online curriculum during the winter (starting in late January or early February) will be one of the metrics used to determine acceptance into the 4-week program being held in July 2021, which will be taught over the summer at a higher level and will address more research-oriented technologies, techniques, tools, and applications.

We’ve had quite a few Magnetos and other CHS students over the last few years take advantage of the MIT BWSI, which is a pretty remarkable experience from what I can gather.  Spend a month over the summer working with MIT professors and motivated students from all over the U.S. doing super cool science stuff?  Sounds like a winner to me.  Anyone interested? If so and you’re serious about doing the pre-req mods over the winter and applying to BWSI for the summer, I’d be happy to recommend you, which is what they’ve asked me to do (be the point of contact for you and this program …).  So if that’s you, send Mr. Greene an email to let him know you’re interested.

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  • They are rising seniors attending high school in US or US citizen abroad
  • They have demonstrated technical ability (evidenced by recommendations from school officials, test scores, coursework, grades, and extracurricular activities)
  • They have completed the lessons in the online tutorial for their desired project
  • Online course starts February 2021 (prerequisite in order to apply to the July program)
  • Virtual BWSI runs July 5 – August 1 2021
  • To get more information: https://beaverworks.ll.mit.edu/CMS/bw/BWSI

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