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THIS
PAST
SUMMER
I
HAD
THE
opportunity
to
participate
in
a
highly
rigorous
academic
program
at
MIT
called
MITES,
Minority
Introduction
to
Engineering and Science. For six and a half weeks I lived with 68 other rising
seniors and college undergrads. Though we were all warned about how hard
the
program
would
be,
we
were
all
at
the
top
of our classes and
refused
to
believe it- after all, who did they think we were? The frst day we sat together in
a small auditorium, unaware of each other and of what lay ahead. We were
told that our confdence would be shattered, our minds blown away, and our
lives changed forever. Still somewhat unmoved, we were not afraid.  
 
By
the
second
week
of
MITES
valedictorians,
nerds,
bookworms,
and
techies
alike
were
leaning
on
each
other’s
shoulders
at
two
in
the
morning
crying
over
problem
sets
they
had
imagined
only
in
nightmares.
It
is
a
well
known fact that hard times bring friends closer together, but I would have never
expected for these strangers to become my best friends, my support system,
or even my family. The 16 hours days I was accustomed to at home did not
last long. I was getting an average of four hours of sleep per night, fnishing a
book per week, zooming through subjects once foreign to me, and constructing
a semiautonomous robot from drill motors all at the same time.  
 
We
were
each
enrolled
in
5
classes,
my
schedule
consisted
of
Introductory Physics, Engineering Design, Chemistry, frst year Calculus, and
Humanities. In the month and a half we completed a semester of Physics and
Chemistry each, a full year of Calculus, the material equivalent to a semester
in AP literature, and introductory level engineering. The work was so intense
that when I entered school in the fall I enrolled in second year Calculus, and
maintained...

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