Education is an important part of the Beaver Works mission. Through an extensive network of technical and educational expertise on campus and at Lincoln Laboratory, the center facilitates the presentation of courses that can be incorporated into students’ academic programs or applied to employees’ professional education.

  • Beaver Works Summer Institute – The MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute is a rigorous, world-class STEM program for talented rising high-school seniors.
  • Teaching at MIT – Lincoln Laboratory technical staff have “in-the-field” experience that they can offer to MIT students by conducting courses or serving as guest lecturers.
  • IAP Activities – Independent Activities Period (IAP) classes are designed to generate enthusiasm for engineering endeavors while providing an educational introduction to many of the technical missions encountered every day at Lincoln Laboratory. 
  • Professional Education Courses – Professional Education Courses cover material similar to that of IAP activities, but with a delivery tuned to the needs of career-minded professionals seeking exposure to the technology of advanced systems.
  • Seminar Series – The Seminar Series is intended to foster innovation, collaboration, and the cross fertilization of ideas. Seminars will take advantage of the flexible classroom spaces at Beaver Works.
  • Capstone Projects – Capstone one-year development projects are executed in conjunction with two-semester courses in which students collaborate to carry an idea from initial design all the way through to prototype fabrication and testing.
  • Mentoring Opportunities Lincoln Laboratory staff serving as mentors in engineering design courses help students navigate the design process, understand the practical implications of design choices, and achieve the final prototype construction.








New Fall 2014 Course 6.348:

Advanced Topics – Radar Systems and Signal Processing