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Science & Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT)
     June 23–29, 2002

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Course Description

SEPT is held every summer during the last week of June and is open to approximately 50 world-wide, fulltime educators.

Each day is intensive with morning and afternoon lectures by distinguished MIT faculty, a laboratory tour on campus, a hands-on project provide by faculty, and evening dinners with faculty and staff. Evening programs are also scheduled.

The curriculum gives teachers:

  • an update of the state-of-the-art and frontiers in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and the life sciences,

  • an understanding in principle of the synthesis, processing, properties and performance of conventional and innovative engineering materials,

  • an introduction to the design and manufacture of important engineering systems, including management and techno-economic decision making.
Lecturers draw examples from engineering systems of importance to the national economy and defense (for example, transportation, electronics, high-speed communications), to international commerce (VCR's, computers), and the quality of life (water treatment, energy conversion, the infrastructure).

Continuing Education Credits

Participants will received 4 Continuing Education Credits (CEU's) from MIT.
Graduate credit is not offered.


A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the course.


9:00am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (includes two coffee breaks and a lunch break each day)

Opening Reception - Sunday, June 23rd

Banquet - Friday, June 28th

Registration Fee

The fee for the course is $600.00. Course registration entitles you to
  • on-campus, double-occupancy MIT Dormitory housing,
  • three meals each day at MIT cafeterias,
  • reception,
  • banquet,
  • course handouts.
It is the participant's responsibility to secure funding. MIT alumni clubs, local businesses, school systems, and/or personal funds have been known to sponsor teachers.

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