IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE
Applications for the BEEAM program for the 2021-22 will open in February 2021. In accordance with MIT’s current COVID-19 policies for all K-12 Summer Programming (located here: https://covid19.mit.edu/k-12-summer-programming-update), the BEEAM 2021-2022 cohort will begin in Summer as a virtualized cohort – with all work being performed remotely. We are working diligently to ensure the enriching experience of participating in this program is not negatively affected by this change. Please continue to check back for further updates.
The 2021-22 BEEAM Applications are NOW OPEN!
- All students are encouraged to apply, including women, underrepresented minorities, first-generation college students, educationally and financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.
- Applicants must be at least 16 years old at the start of the program.
- All Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Prospect Hill Academy, and Greater Lawrence Technical School students who are rising juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.
- Student applicants are not required to be part of the Rindge School of Technical Arts programming.
The application package for BEEAM can be submitted online using the links found at the top or bottom of this page.
The applications will open in mid-February 2021.
- Application deadline – Monday, April 19, 2021
- Finalist’s Interview Dates – After school, week of April 26th.
- Announcement of 2021 BEEAM Cohort – Early May 2021
- MIT minor’s paperwork and BEEAM paperwork due – May 21, 2021
- Complete Environmental Health and Safety Training (online, information to be provided) – June 18, 2021
- First week orientation at MIT – June 21, 2021
- First working day at MIT – July 1, 2020 (*This does not apply for virtual terms – Summer and Fall Cohorts will be completely remote*)
- Summer celebration – August 27, 2021
- Fall term research (10 weeks) – October 4 – December 10, 2021
- Spring term research (14 weeks)– February 7 – May 6, 2022
Application Package Components
- Interest Statement
- Your interest statement should clearly and concisely detail why you are interested in participating in the BEEAM research and education program. An interest statement should have a sharper focus than your personal statement. In your interest statement, place the emphasis on all of the reasons that you are applying to the BEEAM program. The applicant may choose to write about experiences directly related to the BEEAM. Information about particular classes, class assingments/projects, clubs, professors/teachers who inspire you or whose work aligns with your own interests, and other factors can be included. Please limit to 500 words maximum.
- 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(s) (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.
- Both letters of reference can be from academic professionals at the applicant’s high school.
- Examples of individulas who can write the second letter of reference:
- Coaches of extracurricular activites, adult mentors/professionals, employers (current or former), club adult mentors/officers, etc.
- Please note that this is not a peer recomendation. Letters from friends, peers, classmates, and/or relatives will be disregarded.
Once you have finished reviewing the information above. please click below to be redirected to our BEEAM Application. Application period spans from Mid February to Mid April every year.