Program Vitals

What: Learn anything at Cascade! At Cascade, you will take two classes every Saturday for five weeks. Classes are offered by MIT community members (undergraduates, graduates, or faculty) or members of nearby universities, and can be about anything the teacher cares a lot about. As a Cascade student, you will take a morning class, have lunch with your classmates, and end with your second class.
Classes: You will choose 2 of 6 core classes. This year's classes are: The Words in Me, Code Your Own Adventure!, Neuroscience of Memory, Fiction: Making It Interesting, Polymers in Action, and Secrets of the Immune System.
When: Cascade 2017 will take place on Saturday mornings from 9:45am-2pm, from October 7th through November 4th.
Who: Students are eligible if they attend ninth or tenth grade at local partner Boston area schools. We are reaching out to students from a limited group of schools, so if you are a student interested in Cascade, please encourage your school or one of your teachers to contact us.
Cost: Cascade is free for all students, including lunch and CharlieCards!
Where: MIT's main campus

The Cascade 2017 application is now open. If you are a student interested in Cascade, please ask one of your teachers or school administrators to contact us. They can email us at or call us at 617-253-4882.

Last modified on Sept. 27, 2017 at 04:09 p.m.