Junction Update: Beginning in 2015, Junction has become a two-week intensive program in which students propose, design and carry out an independent study project of their choosing, electing to work in-depth with one of our mentors who is knowledgeable in the field. Curious about why Junction has changed? Find out why here.
What? Propose, design and carry out an independent study project guided by a knowledgeable mentor. Take college level, hands on afternoon seminars in a variety of fields. Be part of a tight community of students and mentors.
When? Weekdays from August 15-26, 9:30am to 4:30pm. Prior to Junction, students will spend the summer collaborating with their mentors to begin research and work on their project. During Junction, students will meet with their mentor every day, work on their project independently and discuss it in groups, take sprinkler classes and more!
Who? You! Are you a high school student with a great idea you need to run with? Propose your independent study to one of our mentors (stay tuned) and actualize it at Junction this summer!
How? Student applications are now closed for Junction 2016. The program will cost $600; however, we offer extensive need-based financial aid, which you can apply for along with the application here.

About Junction

Junction is a summer program for advanced, self-driven high school students held on the MIT campus for two weeks in mid-August. This year, Junction has been redesigned to give between 40 to 48 students the opportunity to execute an in-depth independent study project through a unique mentoring experience. Junction combines this individual mentoring with diverse afternoon seminars taught largely by the mentors. To apply, Junction student applicants will read mentor biographies and write a proposal to work with one of the mentors on an independent study project. Each Junction mentor will use these proposals to select seven students and help these students refine their proposals throughout the summer to prepare them for Junction.

Explore some past Junction projects in the 2015 Junction Journal.


Contact us at junction@mit.edu.

Last modified on May 01, 2016 at 11:15 a.m.