Under the mentorship of a MIT STEM departmental research faculty member and a postdoctoral research scholar within the corresponding laboratory, BEEAM scholars will develop research and problem-solving skills through conducting and taking ownership of a research project.
In addition to gaining first-hand experience in a research laboratory, BEEAM scholars will participate in several professional development activities during their time at MIT for scholastic enrichment and growth, such as:
- attending undergraduate career fairs and workshops outlining the best practices for selecting and applying to STEM focused undergraduate programs
- learning how to craft and deliver an effective scientific research poster/PowerPoint presentation
- practicing presenting their research project (poster and oral presentation) to the scientific communities at MIT and across EBICS
- connecting with other EBICS high school STEM researchers in Project ENGAGES (Engaging New Generations At Georgia Tech through Engineering & Science) at the Georgia Institute of Technology and SpHERES (Sparking High Schoolers’ Excitement for Research in Engineering & Science) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- attending a national STEM conference to present their BEEAM research (SACNAS, ABRCMS, or BMES) and
- participating in various professional and personal development workshops on topics including EHS training, exploring mentoring, time management, resume writing, goal setting, and networking.