Splash at Northwestern
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Splash at Northwestern: May 25th, 2024!

What is Splash at Northwestern?

In 1957, the MIT Educational Studies Program was founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the mission of offering unique and unconventional learning opportunities to middle and high school students in the Boston area. In 1988, MIT ESP ran its first Splash, a weekend-long event where middle and high school students could come to the MIT campus to take classes taught by MIT students.

Since then, Splash has spread to a number of other universities, including Stanford University, New York University, University of Chicago, and Duke University. To help support the growing number of Splash programs, alumni of various Splashes founded Learning Unlimited, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping educational programs like Splash spread to other universities by offering their skills and support (like hosting our website). If you're interested in starting Splash at your school, get in touch with them!

Splash at Northwestern was started in 2010 by Liza Plotnikov, a graduate student at Northwestern University and ran till 2014. In 2016, David Lam, another graduate student, started organizing the next iteration of Splash at Northwestern, taking place on April 22nd, 2017.

Who is eligible to participate in Splash?

All Northwestern-affiliated people, graduates, and undergraduates are welcome to teach for us. Simply create an account and register your class(es)! You can teach anything you want, alone or with a friend.

All high school students (grades 9-12) can participate in Splash. Simply create an account and register for the upcoming program!

Who helps organize Splash?

The Splash at Northwestern Board of Directors helps put on the event.

If you want to get in touch with them with suggestions, possible collaborations, or sponsorship opportunites, please contact splash@u.northwestern.edu. If you're interested in helping out with planning, you can come to board meetings.