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       Welcome to BWSI 2024!

Information for BWSI participants

All students and parents/guardians received the Welcome email - the Welcome letter, code of conduct and daily schedule is included in that email.  A generic version can be found here.

Always check your course discord/slack channel for latest updates on daily schedule and syllabus

BWSI Assignments for students- we will post 'global' assignments that are separate from your individual courses here.  Most upload links are dropbox folders which do not provide a confirmation email or allow you to check the file after, you will see "Finished uploading" message if you are successful.


For end of program certificates they will be sent out after the program.  These take time to complete, once we have sent them out we will update this page with a date they went out.

  • Share your videos with us by uploading to this dropbox folder, please use you name (as in coursename_lastname_firstname) in the name of the file!!

In-Person courses:  MIT's Map and link to seminar location (new location this year)

Final Event information! We are planning on having both in-person and virtual final events. In-person on Aug 3; Overall Final Event on Aug 4 online!


BWSI 2024 Assignments



upload site

Postcard to BWSI to tell us about yourself - Due 7/1

(Please use coursename_lastname_firstname when you upload but don't worry about resubmitting if you have already)

Here is Joel's example :-) 

 pdf file

Upload Link


Essay contest on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM:

Please submit a short essay of 500 words or less - choose one question to answer, we will select the top essays in each - this is an OPTIONAL assignment

• What does racial, gender and cultural diversity mean to you?  How does it manifest in your daily life?

• How can we continue to spark interest in STEM programs like BWSI? What new programs or education initiatives could we adopt to help increase STEM awareness in diverse communities?

• In what ways do you consider yourself diverse?  What has led you to embrace it? How did it impact you and how you interact with others?

DUE ON July 24

 pdf/MS Word/text

Upload Link



YOUR personal video about you and your BWSI experience Video- this is a required assignment

          Due on July 30 (revised due date)

Please use Coursename_lastname_firstname when you upload

We've gotten questions about this one- we do survey's about the technical content but this is a chance for us to hear you-

Suggestions to talk about include - What makes you excited about learning and BWSI?

         Why did you say "yes" to the enrollment?  What have you learned about yourself? Who have you made connections with?

There's no formula to this and hope that this helps guide you.

 2 min video

Upload Link


Moments of discovery or failures!  (Individual or teams as they work together and reach goals) 

 1-2 min video

Upload Link


Team presentation videos for Final Event - Due Aug 1 at 5pm ET. This is a google drive folder if you need to collaborate or share to get help.

Not required, but this is strongly encouraged, talk with your instructors about final presentations that are live presentations vs recorded presentation.

Here's some suggestions from MIT Video Productions

Please make sure the Coursename_TeamName is in the filename!

 5 min video



Team Zoom Collage/Screenshot. (Updated link 8/3!)

Please make sure the Coursename_TeamName is in the filename!

 jpg, zip, png




Self-reflection on your progress is important and informing us helps us to improve our program - links are posted when they are open.

Student Progress Survey










The instructors and staff are having a contest to see which course has the HIGHEST completion rate on the Post-program survey - SUPPORT YOUR COURSE Now!


Internship Opportunities (to be updated as we have more information)--

             >> See After BWSI for on-going internships and will post new links from our sponsors soon.


Special Events - BWSI 2023


Event Name Date SIgnup

MIT Summer Programs College Night!  At MIT’s campus, in the Stata Center in room 32-123

5:45 PM–6 PM: High school attendees will begin to arrive and will be directed into the lecture hall.
6 PM–7:00 PM: The College Lightning Talks in 32-123
7:00 PM–8:30 PM: Reps will head back to their respective table in the lobby, and students will join the college fair.

7/11/23 IN-PERSON  students only 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel Seminar

Panelists and Moderator short biographies

Do you have follow up questions?







 Women's Network Dinner

 Speaker List and bio's

 If you want to send the panelists additional questions:

 use this form



  Attendence will be limited


2023 Seminars during July, Monday - Friday,12:30-1:30 ET

Schedule and links to recorded videos- Download all the speaker bios and abstracts

Seminars that are livestreamed can be viewed on at MIT's webcast page, they will eventually be on our YouTube channel.   Select title to view abstract when enabled

Name Date Time (ET).  Title (abstract hyperlinked) Organization Zoom Record Webcast
Prof Sertac Karaman, Dr. Bob Shin, BWSI staff 7/10/23 10:00 Day 1 Kickoff!  MIT, MIT/LL Yes Yes Yes
Prof Ariel Furst 7/11/23 12:30-1:30 Taking Inspiration from Nature: Bio-inspired systems for sustainability and clean energy MIT ChemE Yes Yes Yes
DEI Panel DIscussion 7/12/23 12:30-1:30 Diversity in STEM: Empowering the Next Generator of Leaders   Yes No No
Dr. Sajan Saini



 A New Way to Light a Century: Integrated Photonics MIT IKIM & AIM Phtotonics Yes Yes Yes
Dr. Eli Niewood 7/14/23 12:30-1:30 System Analysis of an Engineer’s Career (8 Things I Wish I had Known Before I Started) MITRE Yes Yes Yes
Dr. Nandini Iyer 7/17/23 12:30-1:30 Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Life Sciences AFOSR Yes Yes Yes
Dr. Eric Evans 7/18/23 12:30-1:30 Technology in Support of National Security MIT Lincoln Laboratory Yes No No
Chris Peterson 7/19/23 12:30-1:30

How to apply as a Maker to college

Bonus link (Video MegaPost)

Blog post about 1973 Application

MIT Admissions Office Yes No No
Dr. Deb Campbell 7/20/23 12:30-1:30 Climate Change Challenges MIT Lincoln Laboratory Yes Yes Yes
Jerry Wohletz 7/24/23 12:30-1:30 Draper’s Legacy, Present, & Future Draper Yes Yes Yes
Amrita Masurkar 7/25/23 12:30-1:30

How to Build a Career in Semiconductor Devices

Presentation Slides

BONUS Video: Tour of MIT's Nano lab

BAE Yes No No
Prof Darcy McRose 7/26/23 12:30-1:30 Understanding the Earth’s soils one molecule at a time MIT CEE Yes Pending No
Dr. Athit Kao 7/27/23 12:30-1:30 STEAM in the Age of AI RTX Yes Pending No
Dr. Christy Fernandez-Cull 7/31/23 12:30-1:30 Disciplined Entrepreneurship - Journey in Sports, Technology, VC and Startup   Yes Yes Yes
Chelsey Walden-Schreiner 8/1/23 12:30-1:30 P. J. McGovern Foundation Yes Yes Yes
Dr. Emma Bassein 8/2/23 12:30-1:30

Navigating the twists and turns of a sustainable technology career

Bonus Material

John Deere Yes No No
Louis Lopez 8/3/23 12:30-1:30 STEM Education and Pathways to the Department of Defense DoD STEM Yes Yes Yes





*YT indicates that it will livestreamed on our YouTube channel and available for recording afterwards.


Program Links

Name Link
BWSI 2021 Brochure Click Here
BWSI 2021 Seminar Series Click Here
BWSI 2020 Brochure (7/30/20) Click Here
BWSI 20200 Seminar Series Click Here
BWSI’19 Program Brochure Click Here
BWSI’19 Final Event Brochure Click Here

Kerberos ID (aka MIT email addresses)

All enrolled students will be receiving an MIT email ID, known as kerberos ID.  We will always send program information to the email that you used in registration, the Kerberos ID is to authenticate for MIT-provided IT services, such as or the educational version of Minecraft. To check your MIT email, please use, DUO authentication is not required.  Students are not provided Microsoft 365 accounts and M365 accounts should not be needed to complete our summer program.

This account will allow you to join zoom meetings that require an MIT account authentication.  It will be up to you to pick a username (be wise in your selection) and password that you will need when authenticating on zoom.

Your Kerberos account will be active for one year and is not renewable (well, unless you become an MIT student or employee ☺ ).  The account set up is all handled remotely.  If a student is asked to leave the program for any reason, their Kerberos account will be deactivated.

MIT Information Services and Technology (IS&T) are responsible for managing the process and can be reached at for questions on this process for MIT kerberos accounts.  

For DUO/Touchstone questions and directions: 

Questions about what's available or how-to's can be search for on  For specific information on resetting your MIT password, see:

Last Resort!

Email bwsi-admin with your questions if you do not see the answers you need on this page. BWX-help or BWinfo or BWwebmaster will only take longer to get an answer.