Beaver Works Summer Institute

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We are looking forward to our 2023, both in-person and virtual. We will not be offering a residential program in 2023.


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 Girls who can! STEM series

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

Saturdays, Oct 14-Dec 19 

Our Spring "Yes! You can!" course series for 11th graders is complete!

Congratulations to all our students who completed these courses.

See our 2023 Pamphlet

Design for Assistive Technology Challenge!

We will be announcing a new challenge soon!


Webcast Page








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

Thanks to everyone who heped and participated!



Build A CubeSat Challenge is coming back!!

Details will be announced soon!


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

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


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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