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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Video: MIT Intelligence Quest

The MIT Intelligence Quest is a new initiative that seeks to discover the foundations of human and machine intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence society. Watch the video.

Standardized Testing

For those students preparing to apply to MIT this fall, it's time to start thinking about standardized testing! Remember, MIT requires the ACT or the SAT, in addition to two SAT Subject Tests in math and science. For resources and registration deadlines, visit the College Board and ACT sites.

The MIT Pirate Certificate

Can you become a pirate at MIT? The answer is yes! Students must prove their mastery of the MIT seas by completing the following physical education classes: archery, fencing, sailing and pistol or riflery. Check out our student blogger Abby H.’s certificate.

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, starting June 20. Students who enroll as verified learners will receive grades and feedback from a professional philosopher and will be eligible for the MITx High School Philosophy Award. In addition, award winners will be profiled on MIT's philosophy website. Learn more and enroll.

Taking a Break to Make

Steel welding, chocolatiering, 3-D scanning, jewelry making—these were just some of the fun crafts that students enjoyed during Maker Break, the first annual celebration of making at MIT. The MIT Makersystem is made up of 45+ makerspaces (totaling over 130,000 square feet!) that are tailored for entrepreneurship, the arts, class projects, metal working, wood working, glass working and micro/nano making. Learn more.