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

Application Grades 7-8

Tentative program dates:​

  • July 8-12, 2024
  • July 15-19, 2024

Applications deadline: May 10, 2024

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

MST Overview Slideshow 2021

Footage of the MST Program


The Mathematics, Science, and Technology (MST@MSU) program at Michigan State University is a one-week commuter or residential summer program for academically talented middle school students who are currently in grade 7 or 8 during the 2023-2024 school year. 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 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.

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 two hours in length.

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

Additional Program Details