CIEE reintroduces Minority Introduction to Engineering summer program

Published: July 05, 2022

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First launched over four decades ago, Auburn’s Minority Introduction to Engineering program, or MITE, will be reinstituted the first week of July 2022.

This is the first time in more than two decades that this program will be offered on Auburn’s campus. MITE is an adjunct program of the university’s Center for Inclusive Engineering Excellence (CIEE) program. It is open to any eighth-grade through 12th-grade students and will be in person from Tuesday, July 5 to Saturday, July 9.

Students in the program will have the opportunity to stay on campus in one of the residence halls and will engage with students in various activities, as well as meet current undergraduate students, faculty and administration. Participants will learn about engineering majors and the vast array of potential engineering careers available to them.

The goal of the MITE program is to provide participants with exposure and exploration of engineering projects through hands-on experiences. Participants will learn aspects of engineering and their impact by exploring these skills such as engineering design, real-world problems, academic success strategies, college preparation workshops, essay writing and test-taking strategies.

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Submitted by: Cassie Montgomery