MIT Virtual Spark 2021 for Middle School Students

MIT Spark (one of my favorite programs!) is happening and will be held virtually this year. This means middle school students from anywhere in the world can attend! 

Classes are taught by MIT students and members of the MIT community on topics such as Microbiome 101: What’s in Your Poop?, Easy Bake!, Defining Global Health in the 2020s, and more! Spark will also be extended this year – rather than the typical one weekend, Spark will happen over three Saturdays (March 13, 20, and 27). Both standalone classes and sequences (classes meeting once each week) will be offered.

Registration: The registration deadline is March 4th. Spark classes have limited capacities, but the first phase of registration is a class lottery where everyone has an equal chance. This first phase is not first-come-first-serve. Students should sign up during the first phase of registration in order to attend the program.

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Program Dates: Saturdays, March 13, 20, and 27

Eligibility: 7th-8th graders anywhere in the world! Must be at least 11 years old.

Cost: $40. Generous need-based financial aid is provided for any student for whom this is difficult, especially during this pandemic.

Links: Details about registration are available at

Questions: Contact [email protected].

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