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MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC)

  • MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC)
  • 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs, Room E17-139
  • Cambridge, MA 02139
  • 617-253-8052
  • Adia Wallace
  • Program Assistant (MITES & MOSTEC)

Program Description

The MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC) is an online education and enrichment program, free of charge to students, that extends from the summer into the winter as students submit their college applications. Students complete online coursework and projects in science, engineering, and technical writing during the summer Academic Phase (July through August). When the summer ends, students enter the Enrichment Phase (August through January) and continue to learn more about science and engineering, interact with college faculty and staff, and receive online mentorship from undergraduates, graduate students, and industry professionals. Students also have the access to ask admissions and financial aid questions in the Admissions Corner, which is run by admissions office staff. Via this online community, students will become a part of a rich, exciting network of highly talented and motivated high school seniors from across the United States.

MOSTEC serves to develop a cohort of students who are equipped to major successfully in technical disciplines. Students are supported by a staff of positive, enthusiastic, and like-minded role models with experience in science and engineering.

MOSTEC students are invited to attend an exclusive conference at MIT where they will be able to explore MIT's campus firsthand and interact face-to-face with MIT faculty. The conference is an integral part of MOSTEC, and all students are expected to attend. The 3rd annual MOSTEC Conference will be held Tuesday, July 30 - Saturday, August 3, 2013. For more information on the conference, click here.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Leadership development
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 1750
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 25% and 50%