Program Application

The application package for BEEAM can be submitted online using this website.

Application Timeline

  • Application deadline – March 15, 2019
  • Interview Date – April 6, 2019
  • Announcement of 2019 BEEAM Cohort – April 30, 2019
  • MIT minor's paperwork due – May 17, 2019
  • Complete Environmental Health and Safety Training (online) – June 17, 2019
  • First week orientation at MIT – June 24, 2019
  • First working day at MIT – July 1, 2019
  • Summer celebration – August 31, 2019
  • Fall term research – Septemeber 4 - December 11, 2019
  • Spring term research – January 2 - May 14, 2020

Application Package Components

  • Interest Statement
    • Your interest statement should clearly and concisely detail why you are interested in participating in the BEEAM research program. Please limit to 500 words maximum.
  • Resume
    • This should consist of the applicant’s full name, contact information, education, completed applicable course work and corresponding final grade, work/research experience, achievements, list along with your role in any clubs or volunteer organizations in which you are involved, interest/activities, and computer skills. Please limit this document to a maximum of two pages with one-inch margins, single-spaced with Times New Roman 12-point font.
  • Personal Statement
    • A personal statement should provide the review committee a snapshot of who you are as a person and give an indication of your priorities and judgment. It is your chance to speak in a more personal voice about your motivations for applying for the program, for doing research and how you believe this opportunity would support your long-term goals. This is an important part of your application, so be sure to take the time to submit a complete and reflective statement. Please limit this document to a maximum of one page with one-inch margins, single-spaced with Times New Roman 12-point font.
  • The applicants’s high school transcript (unofficial is acceptable).
  • Two Letters of Reference
    • One letter of reference must be from a teacher, counselor, or other academic professional from the applicant's high school.