Program Goals

To inspire high school students from underrepresented groups to aspire to a wider range of career opportunities, including earning advanced degrees in STEM. Through obtaining an increased awareness and understanding of STEM and the required skills and confidence to be successful, new and exciting career path possibilities and opportunities will become imaginable.

Through active participation in research projects specifically designed for the BEEAM program, each scholar will:

  • receive valuable educational experiences and professional development opportunities.
  • practice and enhance their scientific writing and communication skills.
  • have high-quality interactions with MIT students, faculty, other research mentors, and staff.
  • develop a new perspective on how classroom academic learning relates to furthering scientific knowledge by hands-on experimentation to test hypotheses.