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MITES 2011 Information & Discussion

soydecalisoydecali Registered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
edited October 2011 in Summer Programs
Since there aren't any new threads for MITES 2011, here it is. Can't wait to apply!!
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Replies to: MITES 2011 Information & Discussion

  • eugenie93eugenie93 Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    Can seniors apply? And does it take international applicants?
  • g30rg3g30rg3 Registered User Posts: 178 Junior Member
    @ eugenie93: no, you have to apply during your junior year, and MITES is only for students from the US but MIT's RSI program is open to international students.

    and now for my question: Does MITES accept students who aren't an ethnic minority, but come from a VERY underrepresented state, and go to a small, rural school?
  • soydecalisoydecali Registered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
    ^^everyone can apply to MITES, but its focus is on underrepresented minorities. ive heard of non-minority applicants being accepted due to economic/social circumstances (<50,000 income, certain unwelcoming environments with regard to college, etc).
  • soydecalisoydecali Registered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
    i guess its too early to be thinking about MITES haha
  • kerekere Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    wow, this thread is moving a little slower than last year's.
    anyways, hi guys! i actually attended MITES this past summer and if you all have any questions i'll be happy to answer them. :)
  • G0DZILLAG0DZILLA Registered User Posts: 230 Junior Member
    Kere, how big is the course load? If you learn Single Var. Calc during the program would that count towards a HS Credit? What is the application like?
  • kerekere Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    the course load was brutal. lol. no really.
    we all had classes in calculus (either I or II/Advanced), a life science (Bio, Chem, Biochem), physics (I, II, or III), a humanities class, as well as an elective. one of the biggest challenges for me was finding a way to balance all of the work, which i got better at by the end of the summer.

    MITES was definitely the hardest thing i've ever experienced in my life, and i'm pretty sure anyone from mites can attest to that.

    none of the work counts for credit (high school or college), however the classes give you a deeper understanding of the subject matter which is probably most important especially for future engineers/scientists.

    the application is like a college app, you have to give your biographical info as well as your extracurriculars, honors, etc. and then you have the essays which is the most important part because that's where they get a feel for who you really are.
  • ayantuayantu Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Kere! I miss you girl. why have we not talked in forever??

    Anyway, hi everyone! Like Kere, I also attended MITES this past summer. So feel free to ask me anything as well. :)

    oh and although I agree with Kere that MITES was the most challenging academic thing I have ever done, it was also the most amazing summer ever!
    You will meet ridiculously cool people and have so much fun if you really want to. Plus you'd be living like 5 minutes from Boston! It's awesome!
  • Gyuki47Gyuki47 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Hey, quick curly q, I want to apply, but I'm looking to be more of an Econ/Mathematics major, do you have to be strictly interested in the physical sciences to apply?
  • ayantuayantu Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    you most definitely do not have to be a interested in a physical science major. There were people with a wide range of interests in the program. Actually you don't even have to be interested in majoring in science or math at all. you just have to be sure that MITES will help you in your goals, whatever those goals might be.
    MITES is more about getting you interested in Science/Math/Engineering fields and introducing you to the college experience.
    You should definitely apply!
  • ambaturkey11ambaturkey11 Registered User Posts: 271 Junior Member
    I know some people who went to MITES (not the 2010 group) and they loved it! I used to live in Boston and it is absolutely wonderful. I applied to MITES 2010 and got rejected. devastated? yes. Fortunately i had a backup plan.

    But on the bright side MIT knows where I live and I visited MIT that summer and I envy the ones who got in >:) those dorms were pretty cool. :) If you're interested definitely apply...its free!

    where there a lot of people from georgia this year?
  • jbrown93jbrown93 Registered User Posts: 87 Junior Member
    There were 3 people from GA in MITES '10.

    MITES was basically awesome. Best experience ever. Everyone should apply. I didn't expect to get in at all, but I was accepted.

    Also Gyuki47, I want to go into CS/Math/Econ, and while there is no specific Econ class or elective, you can spend time to go explore Sloan or even try to meet an Econ professor.
  • CPUscientist3000CPUscientist3000 Registered User Posts: 5,450 Senior Member
    I'm so excited to apply<3!!!
  • soydecalisoydecali Registered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
    do you know how many people there were from NY and NJ?
  • CPUscientist3000CPUscientist3000 Registered User Posts: 5,450 Senior Member
    PS i'm new to CC [:

    the applications are suppose to be available today, but looking at past threads, MIT is notorious for being a 'little' tardy.

    stats, anyone? [just math & science, standardized test scores....]
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