Information about Junction 2018, including program format, dates, and application details, will not be available before late March/early April 2018. Once details are confirmed, we will email them to all students with accounts on our website.

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? Every Sunday on June 25 and July 16 – August 20, 10:00am to 4:30pm. Prior to Junction, students will spend the first half of the summer collaborating with their mentors to begin research and work on their project. During Junction, students will meet with their mentor each Sunday, work on their project independently and discuss it in groups, take Splash-like seminar 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! Students must be in grades 9-12 as of the 2016-17 school year to be eligible.
How? The application deadline was 11:59 PM EST on Monday, April 24. The application form is now closed. The cost of the program is $600 but generous financial aid is available. Financial aid applications will be sent to accepted students only.

About Junction

Junction is a summer program for advanced, self-driven high school students held on the MIT campus Sundays during July-August. Each summer, Junction gives between approximately 50 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 write a proposal explaining their idea for an independent study project. Each Junction mentor will use these proposals to select up to 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 Jan. 22, 2018 at 09:00 p.m.