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!

"ACCESS benefitted me by allowing me to network with other students from around the country who were also interested in obtaining a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. It allowed me to see that I would not be in this journey alone. I also made some lifelong friends!!"
Courtney Mitchell