BWSI Program Application Process

  • The process to apply to attend BWSI is multistep. All correspondence is done through email, so it’s important to use a non-school email to avoid having our emails blocked by your school's email server.

  • Students and parents- all our information are on these webpages for the BWSI program, check the BWSI links above and our FAQ before you email us.


1) Nomination: Teachers or mentors must nominate the student for access to the online course (bwsix.mit.edu) using our online form.

  • Nominations for registration is continuous from 1 Oct to 15 April

              After 15 April, students can still be nominated but may not have enough time to prepare for the summer program.
  • Teachers should request the nomination package from bwsi-admin@mit.edu

  • Teachers, prior BWSI students, and teaching assistants (TAs) can also apply for online course access by using the same link that the students use to apply to the online program


2) Registration: After nomination, the student will be sent a link to register themselves for access to the free online course

  • They will receive their unique ID number after they complete and submit their registration for the online course.

  • The online course will open for study on 1 February 2021, students will also need to self-register on Piazza to be able to participate in the course Q&A forums.

  • All online courses will remain open for independent learners, even if they are not accepted into the July program


3) Enrollment application: Students who have registered themselves for the online course will be emailed the summer enrollment application link and password for the summer program in. This will need to be completed and returned by 30 March.

  •  Acceptance criteria into our July program is based on A) progress in online course, B) short essays in the application and C) teacher recommendation. 

  • The enrollment application requires a teacher recommendation submitted via a link that will be included Enrollment application.

All students applying will be notified on 30 April of enrollment decisions for this summer's BWSI program, we will be running a program in 2021 no matter what, and are planning on a virtual program in 2021


 

The Beaver Works Summer Institute is committed to providing the depth and experience of these project-based courses.  We will announce courses and programs as we create them, but plan on the following:

  • Designing for Assistive Technology (AT HACK!)

  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (NEW!)

  • Cyber Security (NEW!)

  • Quantum Software (NEW!)

Thank you   BWSI Staff