How will COVID-19 affect DynaMIT's summer program?
Due to the unprecedented circumstances of a global pandemic, it is currently uncertain whether MIT's K-12 summer programs for the summer of 2021 will be virtual or in-person. However, we will be moving our program dates back to our normal summer dates this year:
Week 1 will run from August 16th to August 20th, hosting 6th/7th graders.
Week 2 will run from August 23rd to August 27th, hosting 8th/9th graders.
As the pandemic progresses and vaccines are distributed countrywide, we hope to host a in-person program this summer. However, depending on both the trajectory of the virus outbreak in the following months and the decision that MIT will make on this year's K-12 summer programs, we will be fully prepared to once again host a fully virtual program.
Where is dynaMIT located?
dynaMIT is located on MIT campus and the entire duration of the program happens in MIT
Will dynaMIT provide housing or transportation?
No, dynaMIT is not a sleepaway camp so we rely on parents to provide housing and transportation to an from camp. Ideally students will be coming from the Boston area (or somewhere close), so housing should not be an issue.
Is dynaMIT free?
Yes, dynaMIT is completely free of charge to the students, though individuals are more than welcome to donate to our cause in order to help us keep the camp free. However, donations are not required by any means.
Who are the instructors at dynaMIT? How can I volunteer?
All of our mentors are current MIT undergraduate students who volunteer a week of their time in the summer to teach at camp. MIT students interested in applying to be a mentor should apply now!
How are students selected for the program?
We do our best to accept students based on need as we hope to make STEM education more accessible for the underserved.