Celebrate the legacy of MITES 1975
Many MITES classes claim to be the best. This is your chance to secure MITES 1975 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 1975 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.