Women's Technology Program
About the Women's Technology Program
Our goal: to spark high school girls' interest in the future study of engineering and computer science.
WTP summer 2015 Admissions is now closed to new applicants.
Please do not contact us with questions about your application status until mid-February -- we are still in the process of uploading materials sent by fax and email to student application files.
If you submitted Parts 1 and 2 of the application, your Teachers and Guidance Counselor may still send us their elements of your application (see the WTP Application Instructions webpage) after the January 10 deadline. Applicants are not penalized if their Teacher Evaluations, transcripts, or test score verifications are sent after January 10.
To submit additional test scores you receive after your Guidance Counselor sends us the WTP Transcripts and Scores Form see this FAQ.
WTP 2015 will take place from June 27 to July 25.
The MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade .
Students attend WTP in either:
Please explore our web site by clicking on the links to the left. The Application page has details about who should apply and how to apply. Calendar contains program dates and deadlines. Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page before contacting us by phone or email.
WTP is not a "summer camp" but an intense academic experience. Curriculum information is available on the WTP-EECS and WTP-ME sites--check these before applying to see if you have already covered our curriculum. WTP is designed for girls who have already demonstrated their ability to excel at math and science in their high school classes, but who have no prior background (or very little) in engineering or computer science. We accept students for whom our curriculum will be a new experience.
Students who have a background in computer programming (from classes or other summer programs) will not be considered for the EECS curriculum track, since the CS class is designed for students with no prior experience. (Students with CS experience may still apply to the ME curriculum track.)
Female MIT graduate students design and teach
the classes, assisted by female MIT undergraduate students who also
live in the dorm with the high school girls. The daily required schedule
includes classes, labs, homework, and social time with other WTP students.
WTP classes do not earn academic credit from MIT; WTP students are
expected to work hard because they are excited about learning.
You can also view some videos on MIT TechTV of projects created by WTP students in past years.