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!

"I really had no idea what grad school was all about, and thought of myself as somehow inadequate when it came to the next level of learning. Those thoughts were squashed after being in the ACCESS program. I am now looking into going grad school and pursuing my dream of always being a teacher."
Bethany Klemetsrud