MIT ESP’s Junction High-School Summer Program: Apply by Apr. 24

Junction, a non-residential summer STEM program for high-school students offered by  MIT’s Educational Studies Program (ESP), runs on Sundays June 25 and July 16 to August 20 for selected high-school students who will:

  • Propose, design and carry out an independent study project of their choosing, working closely with an undergraduate mentor in that field,
  • Participate in hands-on, college-level afternoon seminars in a variety of fields, and
  • Be part of a tight community of students and mentors.

High-school students should read apply online by April 24 by responding to essay questions and submitting a proposal for an independent-study project with one of the mentors.  Accepted students will be notified by mid-May and will communicate with mentors weekly until just before the program to refine proposals and begin research, in preparation for their two weeks together.  The cost is $600, and need-based financial aid is available.  For more information, email

NOTE: If you have already applied but did so before your contact information was requested on the application form, please email with the exact name of your proposed project so that your contact information may be included!