2020 RSI at MIT Canceled

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2020 Research Science Institute at MIT Canceled

McLean, VA (March 20, 2020) – In light of COVID-19, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has canceled summer programs for the health and safety of students and staff. The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) cannot sponsor the 2020 Research Science Institute (RSI), which was originally planned for June 21- August 1 on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. CEE is in communication with the RSI students selected to attend the program.

“It is a tremendous disappointment that no RSI will take place this summer. However, online programming and other exciting activities are in planning for the students,” said Joann P. DiGennaro, CEE President.

For the past 36 years, RSI has provided students with the opportunity to conduct original, cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art university laboratories, hospitals and corporate research facilities in Boston and Cambridge, MA. The heart of RSI is the five-week research internship where students conduct individual projects under the tutelage of mentors who are experienced scientists and researchers. RSI is cost-free for students to attend. They reside on campus at MIT during the program.

About the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE)
CEE was founded in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover and Joann P. DiGennaro, President of the Center. The Center's mission is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among leaders in the global community. CEE sponsors the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biolympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). For more information, visit CEE’s web site, https://www.cee.org/

Media Contact: Tom Flavell, (703) 448-9062 ext. 237

CEE Programs:
Research Science Institute: https://www.cee.org/research-science-institute
USA Biolympiad: https://www.cee.org/usa-biology-olympiad-usabo
Teacher Enrichment Program: https://www.cee.org/teacher-enrichment-program




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