About This Project

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The Science and Engineering Program for Teachers is a week-long program for outstanding secondary school educators to attend lectures and workshops about current research in science and new teaching technology developed at MIT.

Each summer since 1989, over 1,200 middle and high school teachers have been selected to participate in SEPT – all recognized as innovative, creative, and dedicated leaders in their schools and communities.  As in past years, the SEPT Class of 2015 came to MIT to attend lectures from top scientists, try out the latest technology developed on campus, and talk shop with an outstanding group of passionate educators – professors, students, researchers, and teachers at sessions together all week long!

Video by a SEPT Class of 2014 teacher:

Tour to check out an electron microscope used for Prof. Angela Belcher’s research
Activities using digital and physical modeling tools to explore DNA and other complex systems
Interactive demonstrations of math concepts led by Street Fighting mathematician, Sanjoy Mahajan.

SEPT is possible with support from the Siemens Foundation.

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2015 Dates

June 21-27


MIT Campus


4 CEUs or 40 PDPs

Participant Fee

$1100 (Includes meals, lodging, and materials)

Program Manager

Emily Martin

Professional Development