LLRISE

Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers (LLRISE) is a two-week radar workshop for rising high school seniors.

In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, MIT Lincoln Laboratory summer programs will be virtual. We are following MIT’s policy on K-12 Summer programming.

Thank you for your continued interest in Lincoln Laboratory’s STEM programs.

The Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers (LLRISE) program is a summer workshop on how to build small radar systems.
Applications for the 2021 session are open!
Deadline extended to April 10!

What is the LLRISE program?

The Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers (LLRISE) program is a summer workshop teaching students how to build small radar systems. This summer STEM program is a FREE two-week project-based enrichment program for outstanding students currently in their junior year in high school. This workshop is typically held the end of July. In 2021, the workshop will be held July 11–23.

What will participants do?

Students will gain an in-depth experience in building small radar systems. Participants will be challenged to build a Doppler and range radar by using creative problem-solving strategies. This hands-on program allows students to work with highly talented scientists and engineers.

Where is it held?

This year's LLRISE program will be virtual.

What is the cost?

Students work collaboratively to assemble their radars in our LLRISE course.
Students work collaboratively to assemble their radars in our LLRISE course.

This program is free. Persons from underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Pacific Islanders, women, persons with disabilities, and persons from disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be eligible:

  • Be a U.S. citizen (foreign citizens who are permanent residents are not eligible)
  • Be passionate about science, math, and engineering
  • Be completing your junior year in high school

Apply Online to LLRISE

Apply Online by March 27 - 10:00 PM EST
Deadline Extended to April 10 - 10:00 PM EST
  • To complete your online application, you must upload your supporting materials (transcripts, copy of test scores, and essays).
  • Your recommenders (math and science teachers) will receive an invitation to fill out the recommendation form.

Important dates for 2021 Workshop: 

March 27, 2021 10PM EST
April 10, 2021 10PM EST
Application deadline. Applications must be submitted online by 10PM EST or earlier,
March 27, 2021 10PM EST
April 10, 2021 10PM EST
All supporting materials due (transcript, test scores, recommendations, and essays). In order to submit an application, you must upload your supporting materials by 10PM EST or earlier.
Mid-May 2021 Admission decisions sent via email.
July 11, 2021 First day of program.
July 23, 2021 Last day of program. 

 


Questions?

Contact [email protected] and refer to the LLRISE program