Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now closed.


  • All Cambridge Rindge and Latin High 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.
  • 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.

Application Requirements

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

The applications will open in mid-February 2020.

Application Timeline

  • Application deadline – April 20, 2020
  • Finalist’s Interview Dates – After school, week of April 22nd.
  • Announcement of 2019 BEEAM Cohort – Early May 2020
  • MIT minor’s paperwork and BEEAM paperwork due – May 20, 2020
  • Complete Environmental Health and Safety Training (online, information to be provided) – June 14, 2020
  • First week orientation at MIT – June 24, 2020
  • First working day at MIT – July 1, 2020
  • Summer celebration – August 30, 2020
  • Fall term research (10 weeks) – October 5 – December 11, 2020
  • Spring term research (16 weeks)– January 6 – May 8, 2020

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.
  • 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.
    • 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.

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now closed.

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