MIT Beaver Works Saturdays & Summer Institute

By Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works Center

Join MIT Beaver Works has weekend and summer programs for high school students interested in robotics and programming!

MIT Beaver Works Program photo of students working with a drone.
Monday, July 10 – Sunday, August 6

.: Sat, October 8 2022 – Sat, December 10 2022 and Saturday, February 11 – Sunday, March 19.

Monday through Friday.
  • School Year Fall and Spring Sessions meet on Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
  • Summer Sessions meets on weekdays from 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Ages: 15 to 17.

Grades 10th grade and 11th grade.


The summer program is for current 10th and 11th grade students.

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Please reach out to us by email if you have any questions regarding the application or program details.

Registration required

  • Specific dates
Wednesday, February 1 – Thursday, March 30

Beaver Works Summer Institute Registration Page.

Sign up varies for each session, signup will likely be closed by March 15th, but students will have until March 30th to partially complete the prerequisites. In order to be considered for the summer program you must partially complete the online prerequisite for the course you are interested in.



The program location changes over time.

  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

5 courses will be in-person during our summer program at MIT's Campus. 8 courses will be virtual (on Zoom).

Refreshments provided.
Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

  • Learn to program in Python!
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Lunch provided on Saturday meetings
  • Free for all participants!

The summer program includes: Serious Game Development with AI, Medlytics, Build-a-CubeSat, Autonomous RACECAR Grand Prix, Autonomous Air Vehicle Racing, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Quantum Software, Embedded Security and Hardware Hacking, CogWorks, Remote Sensing for Disaster Response, UAS SAR, Cyber Security