Opportunities After BWSI

We hope that you were transformed by BWSI this year - here's an opportunity for you to thank the Instructors, TA's and Staff for putting together this terrific program.

Please go to this form and we will share them out, you may have emailed or posted on slack or discord, but add something here too- its great to hear from you and its really appreciated.

For registered students:

Before: FAQ                        During: BWSI Student Dashboard                    After BWSI

College Recommendations!

Many of our alum request recommendations for college which we are happy to provide but as we get hundreds of requests, we have to streamline the process.

When you apply to a college you must use bwsi-rec@mit.edu as the email address for recommendations and fill out this Recommendation Request Form.

This is the email address for that sites such as Common App and MIT recommendations uses.

If you do not use this email address we will not be able to submit.

For MIT recommendations: do not use “educator” for our role.  Please use “other” or “supplemental”.  Educator asks for questions that we cannot answer.

We ask in the Request form to include your resume and a document describing where you are applying, and what your interests are for college, so that we can help improve your rec letter. 

We do not provide recommendations directly to students.

Some Instructors prefer to the point of contact for a college recommendation


Please email the appropriate Instructor with the links to the sites to submit YOUR RECOMMENDATION.

We do not provide recommendations direct to students.


Embedded Security


RACECAR Grand Prix

Remote Sensing for Disaster Response

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Challenge

Cyber Operations

Back to bASICs


Serious Games: Rob Seater

Quantum Software: Melvin Lin

UAS-SAR: Ben Marcotte

Medlytics: Christian Cardozo

Build a CubeSat: Mary Dahl

Opportunities for students after BWSI

We are all so proud of everything that you have accomplished during BWSI and know that you are going on to do great things!

BWSI is really a unique opportunity that you and your family should be proud of the effort, the time, and all the energy that you put in your course, projects, and capstones. 

We encourage you to share your story and success with your local paper and school, we're proud of you!

Additional Education Opportunities on our resources page!

Internship Opportunities

Our sponsors understand that the best and brightest are coming here for courses and offer internships to selected students attending BWSI for the following summer.


Application Link

Due Date

Job Location

Lincoln Laboratory Internships!

Now includes High School Students

Teaching at BWSI and Research at LL!

More information

see specific job listing

High School Internships at Lincoln Laboratory!

Lexington MA


Raytheon RTX

Internship at BBN

August 21, 2023.

Downloadable Job Description

Cambridge, MA


Draper Laboratory

Draper Student Employment opportunities

check website



BAE Systems


search for Tech Intern - High School

Burlington MA



Summer Internships

check website




See Presentation(2022)

check websites



American Association for Cancer Research

Largely focused on Medical Research

Scholarships and Internships

Check website


John Deere Internships for College Students Check website Multiple


We hope that we challenged you to learn new skills and technologies this year and want to continue to challenge you to take your hard won skills to new projects to find innovative solutions!

To that end, here is a list of Science and Invention related awards, grants, and contests that we encourage you to apply your skills and make the world a better place (and make sure you let us know when you win! )

Student Competitions (and Opportunities) to show off your skills!



Due date




check webiste

multiple opportunities



TechRise Challenge



Its NASA- what else do we need to say?


MIT Lemelson InvenTeams


See Website

different programs for age groups



EPIC’s annual competition previously focused exclusively on the development of software applications to address specific and relatively narrow national security technology challenges. With the increasing severity, complexity, and frequency of state and non-state cyberattacks to steal, malignly influence, and damage public and private sector targets, the EPIC Challenge has broadened the aperture of acceptable solutions to include not only custom software applications, but also demonstrations of security techniques and digital forensics as described below. Winners will be announced during the in-person Intelligence and National Security Summit, which begins at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, September 15.

Check Website

Cyber Challenge

Women in Data Science


See website

Check site for worldwide conference too!


MITRE Cyber Academy


Embedded Capture the Flag competition open to students

Cybersecurity and Embedded Systems


Science for Society and the Public

International Science & Engineering Fair


This is a HUGE competition with cash prizes!

Open thru Nov 9

See website for details

Grades 9-12

Mass Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF)


See website for details

Grades 6-12


Solve for Tomorrow

See website

High School, Teachers submit student project ideas

Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program


See website for details

Grades 9-12; scholarship awards, and teacher awards too

NCSSS Student Symposium


See website

Grades 10-12, Open to students in NCSSS affiliates (like many Math and Science Academies)

2022 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference

URTC Website

see website

Submission dates start in July!

Conference is Sept 30 to Oct 2, 2022

Hack MIT Competition


See Website FAQ

13yrs old and up, teams encouraged


Request for Info Form

see website

Event is in February

Blueprint is a weekend-long learnathon and hackathon for local high school students held on MIT's campus. Learn from MIT students, make new friends, and make something cool!

for Cubesat-ers!

CTE Mission: CubeSat

Info on program

Prep for 2022 Mission application

for high school teams and teachers

Big list of science competitions

IDTech Website

multiple, see individual links

varies by competition

Space4Youth Competition

Info page

Check Website

Sponsored by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs


If you still need ideas- check out this document from the United Nations: The Worlds Hardest Problems

Looking forward to your solutions!

BWSI staff