OME Virtual 'Drop In' Hours

Beginning November 4, the OME will host weekly virtual “Drop-In” Hours via zoom on Wednesdays 4:00—6:00pm EST ( Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm EST  (  During these Drop-In Hours, you can speak with one of the OME staff members to:

  • Ask questions related to OME programs and services
  • Talk about other MIT-related issues (e.g., academic issues, concerns about classes, instructor concerns, etc.)
  • Talk about non-MIT issues (i.e., personal, professional, social matters)
  • Share some good news, suggest ideas that you would like OME to consider or just to catch up with the OME staff

You can also schedule an appointment: Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm EST by mailing us at or emailing an OME team member directly

Programs & Services

Interphase EDGE
Empowering Discovery | Gateway to Excellence

A two-year scholar enrichment program which includes a seven-week summer session as well as programming during the academic year to help ease the transition to MIT and to build community among new students.

Interphase EDGE 2021 Application Information

Application Opens: TBD

Deadline to Submit Application: TBD

Deadline for Selected Applicants to Accept/Decline: TBD

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Interphase EDGE will be transitioning to virtual programing for, at the very least, the first few weeks of this summer. Once MIT makes an official decision about when students are allowed to come to campus, we will assess and act accordingly. 
Please feel free to email with any questions.

**The Office of Minority Education, including the staff for Interphase EDGE will be working remotely for the duration of the academic year. Please still feel free to reach us by email or by phone. We hope you are staying safe! 

Interphase EDGE

In addition, the Interphase EDGE curriculum is uniquely designed to impart pivotal concepts that will increase long-term academic success. In other words, the program will not only give students an “edge” on their MIT experience; it will catalyze their success beyond MIT. During the summer and academic year, scholars will participate in a range of personal and educational development seminars and activities designed to ensure their smooth transition to college life. Throughout the academic year, scholars will continue to build upon the relationships created during the summer by attending bi-weekly meetings with EDGE advisors and monthly professional and academic enhancement events, including programs that expose them to various career pathways.

Interphase EDGE scholars will:

  • Master problem-solving techniques
  • Enhance oral and written communication skills
  • Learn about Institute resources critical to success at MIT
  • Cultivate peer, staff, and faculty relationships as well as a network of support
  • Transition confidently from first year into the department/major of choice
  • Gain exposure to a vast array of post-graduation opportunities
  • Develop holistically (i.e., student will develop academic, leadership, interpersonal, and professional skills) 


Student Testimonials