Junction

Beginning last year, Junction became a two-week intensive program where students worked on an independent study project of their choosing, guided by a mentor knowledgeable in the field. You can read more about why we made this change here.
Junction 2016 will take place August 15–26.


What? Mentor five students on independent study projects of their own design and teach hands on and diverse afternoon seminar classes. Be on a close-knit team of eight mentors.
When? Weekdays from August 15–26 from approximately 9am to 5pm. Mentors will also email their five students on a weekly basis to check in throughout June and July.
Who? You! We’re looking for mentors who are adaptive, flexible, committed to students and passionate about multiple academic and non-academic subjects.
How? Apply here by March 13th.


About Junction

Junction is a summer program for advanced, self-driven high school students held on the MIT campus. This year, Junction is being redesigned to give 40 students the opportunity to execute an in-depth independent study project through a unique mentoring experience. By the end of March we will select eight Junction mentors, each of whom will write a biography that introduces themselves to students and summarizes their interests and skills. Junction student applicants will read these 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 five students and help these students refine their proposals throughout the summer to prepare them for Junction. Junction will be an immersive academic program for two weeks in late August that combines individual mentoring with diverse afternoon classes taught largely by the mentors. We’re looking for mentors who can guide and support students in their projects and are enthusiastic about teaching both project skills and Splash-style classes.


What does a Junction look like?

Explore some past Junction projects in the 2015 Junction Journal.

Check out some photos from previous summers in the slideshow below. Click to view fullscreen, and captions should display in the bottom margin.




Last modified on Dec. 21, 2016 at 06:50 p.m.