MST@MSU

MST@MSU: Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Michigan State University

Grades 7-8

PROGRAM DATES: June 21-25, 2021, June 28 - July 2, 2021, and July 12-16, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 24, 2021

Acceptance decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Apply early!


ONLINE MST@MSU is a one-week online program for 7th-8th grade students. MST@ MSU 7-8 will have the same opportunities to take advanced STEM curriculum in the form of three classes for one week. You can look forward to having a two-week experience in the MSTL program – Math, Science, Technology, and Leadership – which is for 9th and 10th grade students only. See the MSTL page for a full description.

New in 2021 - MST will be offered in three one-week options. Students will now select one course track for the week consisting of three academic classes. Students may choose to attend all three weeks of MST.

Description

The Mathematics, Science, and Technology (MST@MSU) program at Michigan State University is a one-week summer online program for academically talented middle school students who are currently in grade 7 or 8 during the 2020-2021 school year.

The focus is on mathematics, science, and technology, as well as applications in these areas. The goal is to match the intellectual abilities of talented adolescents with rigorous and challenging course work which provides enrichment, but does not duplicate or accelerate course work that is part of the regular K-12 school curriculum.

Each day (Monday-Friday), there will be three classes, each one hour and 45 minutes in length. Classes will be 9:00am - 10:45am, 11:00am - 12:45pm, and 1:30pm - 3:15pm.

View the MST Class Choices in Tracks

MST Overview Slideshow 2021

Footage of the MST Program

Student Advantages

  • To experience active learning, as students investigate problems that can be solved through a better understanding of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology
  • To focus on an intensive area of study, allowing for interdisciplinary research using tools of mathematics, science, and technology
  • To link the tools of many career fields, as focus is given to real world problems