Splash 2020: Canceled due to COVID-19

Update: Online Splash Opportunity

Although we weren't able to hold an in-person Splash event this year, we're excited to announce that there is still an opportunity to participate in a virtual Splash event on May 30-31, 2020! More info can be found here:


If you are an interested teacher or a student who is looking for a Splash event to attend, we highly recommend that you check out Cloud! This event will be hosted by our parent organization, Learning Unlimited, and will feature teachers and students from all around the country - making this a unique opportunity that we're excited to be a part of.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

UPDATE DUE TO COVID-19: Splash 2020 Canceled

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel Splash at Northwestern on May 23rd. This was not an easy decision, but we felt that it was imperative to prioritize the health and safety of our teachers, students, volunteers, and their families. An event like Splash would have been logistically difficult to hold and plan for, especially due to the uncertainties that face us in the near future. Splash is intended to be a highly-interactive learning experience that brings high school students from the Chicago area and beyond to learn about subjects they might not otherwise experience. Unfortunately, this type of event is fundamentally incompatible with the social distancing policies recommended by the CDC and other medical experts. For those of you who have already contacted us about Splash: thank you for your enthusiasm for our program. As things return to normal, we will continue working towards improving education outreach for both students and teachers. Over the next few months, we will take time to reflect on our efforts this past year and discuss ways that we can improve future Splash events. You can expect Splash at Northwestern to come back better than ever in the 2020-2021 academic year! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We can be reached via email at splash@u.northwestern.edu. Thank you for your understanding and support. We hope that you, your families, and your friends stay healthy through these difficult times.
--Splash at Northwestern

What is Splash at Northwestern?

Splash at Northwestern is a student organization at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. We’re dedicated to providing unique and fun learning opportunities to high school students in the greater Chicago area, specifically to students in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas. Our goal is to empower high school students to select classes that they enjoy and allowing students to experience a day in the life of a college student. We also want to provide valuable teaching experience and outreach opportunities to the Northwestern community.

We invite you to participate in Splash, an unconventional educational experience at Northwestern University's Evanston campus. High school students from the Chicagoland area can take short courses in fascinating subjects that wouldn’t be covered in a traditional school curriculum. Northwestern students design their own courses in any subject they choose, from nanomaterials to sign language! High school students will then choose their classes for the day, learning from Northwestern’s brightest, and most creative undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and staff.

Event Date: TBD
Event Location: Technological Institute at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL

Interested in teaching?

Click HERE to learn more! Northwestern community, are you interested in teaching a class? Click on the "TEACH" tab to get more information!

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We're currently recruiting new board members! Please email us if you're interested.