Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Our goal: to spark high school girls' interest in future study of engineering and computer science.
The MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) in EECS is a four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering and computer science through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade.
This introductory yet rigorous program is taught by female MIT EECS MS/PhD students and is designed for high school girls who love and excel at math and science, but who have little or no prior background in engineering or computer science.
For more details about WTP-EECS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) visit our Curriculum and Staff pages. To learn more about WTP-ME (Mechanical Engineering) or other aspects of the Women's Technology Program, click on the links to the left.
WTP was designed and created by MIT students in 2002
who were concerned about the fact that many
young women do not consider engineering or computer science despite
having strong math and science backgrounds and abilities.
Applicants are accepted
based on the strength of their math and science grades, teacher recommendations,
personal statements, and scores on the PSAT, SAT, or ACT. For more information about who should apply
to WTP, see our Application web
We are looking for students who are not yet certain
about their future college majors, and who would like to explore engineering
and computer science to determine whether these fields might be of interest.
high school students have participated in WTP-EECS since it began in
2002. Over 60% have majored in a field of engineering or computer science in college. Another 22% have majored in science or math.
As we stay in touch with these students they continually tell us about the lasting impact of WTP on their current college pursuits and on their plans for the future. Many state that they would never have considered majoring in engineering or computer science, or even applying to an engineering college like MIT, before attending WTP.