During the summer, MIT gets quieter and a little more relaxed. Many of our undergrads are off doing other activities, and grad students and faculty are focused on research. However, our community also experiences a temporary but critical influx of young people.
Among the many summer programs that bring pre-college students to our campus, MITES welcomes some of the most gifted rising high school seniors from around the country. They come to campus for 6 weeks to experience what life is like at MIT—living in the dorms and taking MIT-level classes. MITES, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is the Institute at its best: changing the lives of young people so they can go on to change the world.
However, outside of our classrooms and labs, the campus will be anything but quiet this summer. Construction is proceeding on our new nanotechnology research center, MIT.nano. It won’t be long until students are learning and prototyping the devices of the future in this exciting new lab.
Ian A. Waitz
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