BWSI Final Dashboard

Beaver Works

Thanks for a great program and final event!!

The Webcast recording is here!

Here is the current version of our program guide and yearbook!

Check out our student videos on our YouTube channel playlist, it will be updated with videos from the webcast soon.

Check out our 'after BWSI' page for links on college recommendations, internships and other opportunities

Right click to download for yourself!



Thank you from students to sponsors!

Sponsor Thank you!

Our graphic artist took the photo and signatures to make a great Thank You to our BWSI sponsors.



Download BWSI graphics for decorating at home and using in videos

Keep checking here for updated links, recordings, and schedule updates.

Please fill out the final survey linked below!

Information for BWSI participants

All students and parents/guardians received the Welcome package and Code of Conduct and Kickoff.

BWSI Assignments for students

  • Take a video of yourself opening up kits, packages or swag from our sponsors, if you post on social media, please include us @mitbwsi for Instagram and Twitter using #BWSI2020!
  • Share your videos with us by uploading to this google folder, please use you name (as in lastname_firstname) in the name of the file!!
  • Make a digital postcard about you! (Canva, Powerpoint, Illustrator- whatever) to tell us about yourself, keep it to ~5"x7" so we can use it in our 2020 Yearbook!    Here's an example  and have fun with this assignment!

BWSI 2020 Assignments

Video request details upload site

Video of opening kits, packages or swag from sponsors

 30sec video


Postcard to BWSI to tell us about yourself - Due 9/10

 pdf file


YOUR Video (Slides and Video from MIT Video Productions) - No Later than July 20

 2 min video


Moments of discovery or failures!  (Individual or teams as they work together and reach goals) - Thanks- Tim the Beaver

 1-2 min video


Team videos: Final presentation on projects

 5 min video


Team Zoom Collage/Screenshot

 jpg, zip, png  folder

Nerdy T-Shirt Challenge Submissions:  Example Here

 jpg, zip, png  folder


Self reflection on your progress is important and helps us improve our courses - links for surveys will be posted here soon. 

Four courses are participating in surveys from the BASB (Boston After School and Beyond) which will have additional short surveys to complete.

Student Progress Survey
Survey Due Link
Pre-program Closed  Survey
Communication  7/24/20  Survey
Post-program (Now Live)  8/05/20


Seminars during July, Tues, Wed, Thurs, 12:30-1:30 EDT

We have world class researchers and educators present lunchtime lectures to attending students. You will also be able to watch a livestream of these - check out our YouTube Channel !

2020 Schedule (so far!)

Name Date Title Organization Rec
Prof Sertac Karaman, Dr. Bob Shin, BWSI staff 7/6/20 Day 1 Kickoff!  Time: 10am EDT  MIT, MIT/LL  
Prof. Leslie Kaelbling 7/7/20 Doing for our Robots What Nature did for us  MIT CSAIL Link
Prof. Daniela Rus (Note 12:00 EDT start time) 7/8/20 Unleashing Your Inner Maker  MIT CSAIL Live only

Jerry Wohletz 

Dr. Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo


Autonomous Intelligence: The AI You Don’t Know

One Story- 3 messages: Determination, Flexibilty and Purpose

BAE Systems


Prof. Amos Winter 7/14/20 Leveraging Technical and Socioeconomic Insights to Create Products for Developing and Global Markets MIT MechE Link
Chris Peterson 7/15/19 How to apply to MIT (and other colleges) as a Maker MIT Admissions Office Live only
Dr. Eric Evans 7/16/19 MIT Lincoln Laboratory Overview MIT Lincoln Laboratory Live only

Jennifer Benson and

Major General Michael Schmidt

7/21/20 LASER Communications & a Personal Perspective from a Major General Raytheon Technologies  
Dr. Simon Verghese 7/22/20 Self-Driving Cars and Lidar Waymo live only
Prof. Anant Agarwal 7/23/20 A New Normal for Education MIT Open Learning


Dr. Natalia Guerrero 7/28/20 Worlds Beyond Our Own: New Exoplanet Discoveries by NASA’s TESS MIT Kavli Institute


Prof. Julie Shah 7/29/20  Enhancing Human Capability with Intelligent Machine Teammates MIT AeroAstro Live Only
BWSI Staff   7/30/20 Short discussion on Final Event    

Final Event

We are still working on the details, teams will have a chance to not only make a video about their project, but will have a chance to discuss it live with panelists on July 31.  We want to give our students a chance to show off their porojects that demonstrate innovative solutions and great work using what they've learned!


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



Program Links

Name Link
BWSI 2020 Brochure (7/30/20) 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.

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.


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.