Video: Range and Precision
Captain of the MIT Rifle Team, Kelly Mathesius, finds shooting tranquil and relaxing. For the two seconds before you take the shot, she says you stop thinking, relax, and focus only on making it go exactly where it needs to go. Mathesius says this draws a really nice parallel with making rockets and engines—everything has to be precise and perfect in order to work well.
Life @ MIT
When not in class or the lab researching fusion energy, Monica Pham '19 is promoting workshops and activities for young women interested in science and engineering. "I want to empower girls to feel like they belong in these fields," she says.
Take an MITx Philosophy Class this Summer
What is knowledge and how do we get it? Do we have free will? This summer you can ponder these questions in MIT's online introductory philosophy course, 24.00x, starting June 20. High school students who enroll as verified learners will receive grades and feedback from instructors. Students who submit outstanding written work will receive MITx High School Philosophy Awards, and will be profiled on MIT's Philosophy website.
Important Update on SATs
If you are planning to apply for entry year 2018, it's time to start thinking about when you want to take the standardized tests. In a change from previous years, the College Board will not be offering January testing. So keep in mind that the last chance to take the tests for Regular Action consideration will be the December test date.
It Begins with an Idea: Entrepreneurship @ MIT
At MIT, we’re committed to nurturing your curiosity and providing you with the resources to help you get started. As part of the Sandbox Innovation Fund Program, every MIT student can request up to $25k in seed money to explore taking a project from idea to impact.