Beaver Works Summer Institute

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Our 2024 program is under way with new courses, and new content!  

 Our summer application window is closed but the online courses will remain open through November for interested students.

  Please be patient as we process all the registrations for prerequisites. 



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Our Spring "Yes! You can!" course registrations are closed.

See our 2024 Pamphlet!


Girls who can! STEM series

Including an in-person course at MIT and 8 more virtual courses

Coming again in Fall 2024!

Design for Assistive Technology Challenge!

The Challenge is running!

FINAL Event on April 27

Webcast Page








Our 2023 Final Event was a huge 2-day success!!

Thanks to everyone who heped and participated!



Build A CubeSat Challenge

Watch the final event webcast from April 13!


Build a CubeSat Poster



See our "How to apply" page.

The online courses for our 2024 program will opened on Feb 1, 2024 and registrations are processed on a rolling basis

Registrations for the online courses will open in December 2023

As always, check our FAQ page if you have questions, but you can also email us at

We are always looking to create and update courses to help students learn engineering, build autonomous systems, and experience current research topics. The Beaver Works Summer Institute is committed to providing the depth and experience of these project-based courses. 

Summer Program Timeline


We are evaluating which courses will be in-person in 2024.  Students and families accepted for the in-person will be responsible for accommodations or commuting to the MIT Campus for classes.

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Please visit this page for the full 2024 Course listing!

Most of our programs are free and supported by generous sponsors.  You can help BWSI by donating and following us on social media!

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