The MIT AeroAstro HBCU Partnership Program aims to bring prospective graduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to visit our department during the academic year. By preparing students from various institutions to apply to our graduate program and fostering relationships with HBCUs, we seek to advance the Department’s commitment to increased diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups in our community.

Our Partner Institutions

The program is open to students from our partner institutions. Students from other institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Institutions that would like to become a partner should contact aa-hbcupp@mit.edu.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
(MIT AeroAstro)

Email: aa-hbcupp@mit.edu

Howard University

Morgan State University

North Carolina A&T

Program Timeline

August 15, 2022Applications Open
September 16, 2022Application Deadline
September 27, 2022Applicants notified of their acceptance to the program
October 27-30, 2022Fall Visit
Summer 2023 (Date TBD)Summer Research Program Begins

MIT AeroAstro Program Team

Contact the program team at aa-hbcupp@mit.edu.

Denise Phillips

Diversity Officer, MIT AeroAstro

Sonya T. Smith

MIT Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Visiting Professor

Bazyli Szymański

Diversity Fellow & PhD Candidate, MIT AeroAstro