Program Highlights

ACCESS participants can expect to learn more about:

  • Education and research components of a graduate degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science
  • A day in the life of a graduate student in science and technology
  • The graduate school admissions process, including how to build a strong application package
  • Community and diversity on the MIT campus and in the Boston/Cambridge area
  • Career opportunities and success after graduate study

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with:

  • Some of the world's leading faculty in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science and engineering
  • Current MIT graduate students
  • MIT graduate admissions officers
  • Each other!

"The two minute elevator pitches allowed me to hone my presentation skills. The panel discussion with the MIT admissions faculty gave me valuable insight into how I can make my application as competitive as possible. But most importantly, ACCESS solidified my decision that graduate school is the right next step for my future."
Nick Burtch