MIT Spark 2024 for Students

It’s time to register for MIT Spark! Spark is a weekend-long learning extravaganza for students in grades 7-10, featuring over 100 classes on diverse and fun topics taught by MIT students and community members on MIT’s campus. New this year! In the past, Spark was for 7th and 8th-grade students, and it’s expanded to include 9th and 10th-grade students! The MIT team told me that wanted the program to be accessible to more students, and there was also interest from teachers in teaching classes for this grade range.

Register now! This program runs on March 16-17, 2024.

Here’s a Sample of This Year’s Courses: 

  • Sensory Safari: A Brain Exploration
  • Geometry and Beauty of Soap Bubbles
  • Hanabi
  • History of “Mario Kart:” Beginnings and Premodern
  • The Strongest Force in the Universe
  • Intro to Puzzlehunts
  • Boba 101: How to Make Boba!

and many, many more! Come to learn just about anything for a weekend on the MIT campus!

Registration Details:

Register online and submit your class preferences by 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, March 5. The first phase of registration is a class lottery where everyone has an equal chance to get classes. After you get your initial schedule (a few days after March 5), you can modify it during a first-come, first-serve registration phase.

  • See the entire course catalog.
  • Participants: 7th-10th-grade students
  • Location: MIT campus (Cambridge, MA)
  • Cost: $70 for the entire weekend of classes (generous financial aid is available for any student for whom this is difficult)
  • Hotels: If you’re coming from far away and would like to stay in a hotel, Spark has arranged for discounted rates at a few local hotels — visit this page for more information.
  • Questions? Contact [email protected].

Other Splash Programs

In addition to MIT’s program, there are several upcoming Splash programs at other universities in Massachusetts. Find Splash programs at colleges throughout the country here.

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