Due to difficulties finding qualified MIT organizers and mentors available over the summer, Junction is on hiatus and will not take place in Summer 2018. If we are able to run Junction in the future, we will email everyone 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? Junction takes place in two stages. Students spend the first half of the summer collaborating with their mentors and starting research. Then, in the second half of summer, students will meet, typically on Sundays, to talk with their mentors, collaborate in groups, or work on their project.
Who? High school students with great ideas! Students must be in grades 9-12 before the summer they participate


Contact us at junction@mit.edu.

About Past Junction Programs

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.

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