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MIT MITES Class of 1990

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MIT MITES Class of 1990

Celebrate the legacy of MITES 1990

Many MITES classes claim to be the best. This is your chance to secure MITES 1990 the top spot, reconnect with your classmates, and empower future MITES classes in the process.

Who can reconnect with the most alumni? Which class can meet their dollars donated goal? Which class can get 40 % participation? How will the class of 1990 stack up to the other classes? Who will earn the right to call themselves “The Best”?


Since 1975, Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) has provided transformative experiences for academically promising high school seniors, many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities. This six-week, residential summer program gives students the opportunity to experience a demanding academic atmosphere and to build the self-confidence necessary for success in science and engineering.


MITES alumni go to top-tier colleges and universities across the country and become successful scientists, engineers, professors, doctors, startup founders, and much more. Since its inception, MITES has served over 2,200 students, of whom over 35 percent have matriculated at MIT and over 80 percent have majored in technical fields.

What your support will do

Your support will allow the MITES Program to serve talented students free of charge. While MIT provides funding and in-kind support to MITES, about 85 percent of the annual budget comes from supporters of MITES like you. Costs rise each year due to inflation and increased efforts to more fully support MITES students and alumni. Your support will provide inspiring instructors, housing, food, challenging curriculum, fun excursions, lab materials, and other necessities to serve these students for six weeks and beyond.

In addition, your efforts in reaching out to “lost” classmates will help us re-engage all alumni, connect classmate, and strengthen the MITES network.

Choose a giving level



A gift at this level provides a t-shirt for one student that showcases their class motto.



A gift at this level provides a student one hour of tutorial in calculus, physics, life science, humanities, or engineering with a MITES teaching assistant.


First Day Materials

A gift at this level gives a student the materials they need for a successful first day of MITES – including the welcome dinner and the welcome packet, which includes books, an OEOP bag, a student handbook, and more.



A gift at this level loads a student’s TechCASH card for one week, which allows them to do laundry, purchase personal items, and eat on campus just like undergraduates.


MacGyver Challenge

A gift at this level furnishes supplies for the MacGyver Challenge – an exciting engineering design challenge facilitated MITES teaching assistants.


One Full Day

A gift at this level fully supports a MITES student for one day of learning, failing, growing and laughing.



A gift at this level houses a student for one week in Simmons Hall, empowering collaboration, socializing, and recharging.


Engineering Materials

A gift at this level purchases supplies and materials for engineering courses. For example, it buys a class set of Raspberry Pi credit-card sized computers for the Electronics elective course, which students will use to build innovative projects beyond the scope of high school coursework.


Class Lunch with Special Guest

A gift at this level funds a seminar lunch with a special guest speaker. Past speakers have included MIT professors and deans, industry engineers and scientists, and MITES alumni.


A Day at the Beach

A gift at this level helps cover transportation for students – many of whom have never been to this part of the country before – to explore New England beaches for a day of rest after midterm exams.


One Full Week

A gift at this level supports a deserving student for one entire week of MITES. Don’t worry, they get to stay for the other five weeks as well.


The First Half

A gift at this level supports a MITES student from move-in day to the end of mid-term exams, the critical period when many MITES students learn to move away from seeking the right answer to asking the right questions.


One Student

A gift at this level transforms the life of a student by supporting his or her entire MITES experience.

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