Beaver Works Summer Institute

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We are looking forward to 2023,  continuing to offer virtual programs and having a few in-person programs again.  We will not be offering a residential program in 2023.

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Yes You can! STEM series

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

Saturdays, March 4 - April 22 

Our Fall "Girls who Can!" course series for 11th graders is complete!

Congratulations to all our students who completed these courses.

See our 2022 Pamphlet

Design for Assistive Technology Challenge!

Follow the challenge on the website!

Webcast Page








Wow!  Another Transformational Progam!

Congratulations to all our students who participated!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2022 Final Event

See our Final Event Program Pamphlet!

You can watch the videos here on our YouTube channel.



The students in our Build A CubeSat Challenges

with AIAA, SWE, and NSBE are AMAZING!

Click on the organization for more details.

Watch their videos on our YouTube channel

We're having supply chain issues that are impacting our next CubeSat Challenge schedule and hope to be able to have it again in 2023.


Build a CubeSat Poster



Registration and Nominations are open! See our "How to apply" page.

The online courses for our 2023 program opened on Feb 1 and registrations are processed on a rolling basis

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


The following courses will be offered in-person this summer: Autonomous RACECAR, UAS-SAR, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles,  Build a CubeSat; other courses listed will be offered in a  virtual format.  Students and families accepted for the in-person will be responsible for accommodations or commuting to the MIT Campus for classes.

2023 Brochure


  • NEW: Back to bASICs Chip Desgin

  • New: Microelectronics and Hardware Development

Our program is free and supported by generous sponsors.  You can help BWSI by donating and following us on social media!

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