BWSI Program Application Process

The application process is multi-step, all correspondence is done through email, so its important to use an address that is not blocked by a school firewall and you know how to check spam-filtered mail.


There are 2 different applications for BWSI.  The first application that needs to be done is for access to the online courses.  The online courses are a prerequisite that must be completed in order to be able to apply to the July program.

Online Prerequisite Nomination Process for Teachers -

BWSI teacher recommendation and student application is open but BWSI is not approving access for the online courses until January 2021.  Teachers must nominate students to be able to access the online content.

If you are interested in appling to any of our courses, you must start with the BWSI Online Education Program (hosted on, designed to prepare students for the technically rigorous BWSI summer programs.

1) Teacher(s) request information from on how to nominate a student

2) BWSI sends teacher(s) the link to nominate a student

3) Once a student is nominated for the online prerequisite by the teacher BWSI will send the student the link to the student portion of the application.

4) Student fills out the application and follows the steps below

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

The online course is free to all students.  

Online Prerequisite Registration Process for Students -

After nomination, the student will be sent a link to register themselves for access to the online course

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

        The online course opens for study in January 2021, students will also need to self-register on Piazza to be able to participate in the course forum for Q&A.

        The online courses (all) will remain open for independent learners, even if they are not accepted into the July program

Student Application Process for July Program -

Students who have been nominated AND registered on, will be emailed the Enrollment application link and password for the summer program in April. This will need to be completed and returned by 30 April, 2021.

       The acceptance 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 15 May of acceptance decisions for this summer's BWSI program, we will be running a program in 2021 no matter what, but no decision has been made whether it will be in-person or virtual.

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:

  • Serious Game Development with AI

  • Embedded Security and Hardware Hacking

  • Medlytics

  • Cog*Works: Build Your Own Cognitive Assistant

  • Build-a-CubeSat


  • Designing for Assistive Techology (AT HACK!)

  • Remote Sensing for Disaster Response

  • Autonmous Underwater Vehicles (NEW)

  • Quantum Software (NEW!)

  • Cyber Security (NEW)


Thank you

BWSI Staff