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 idea of being in school until the greater part of one's 20s is daunting but interacting with the graduate students was reassuring that remaining in school is not a sacrifice of freedom nor a retardation of personal development. One learns an adroit balancing act of, more or less, self-regulated academic rigor and personal growth and exploration."
Matthew Baltimore