Diverse undergraduates discover MIT graduate programs through CONVERGE 2013

November 14, 2013

From November 7th – 10th, a diverse group of underrepresented undergraduate students from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico were introduced to the breadth and scope of MIT’s graduate programs as a part of the 2013 CONVERGE program. These 16 students, representing a range of backgrounds, spent the weekend exploring MIT’s facilities; learning about the graduate admissions process; and interacting with faculty, staff, and graduate students. Attendees were introduced to research being conducted at MIT and were able to ask individual questions based on their specific needs and department interests. They also took time to explore the city of Boston – discovering local landmarks aboard an amphibious duck boat tour and capturing a view from above at the Prudential Skywalk while reading about Boston’s first inhabitants. The mission of the annual CONVERGE event is to increase the presence of underrepresented and underserved students in MIT’s graduate programs.

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