College of Agriculture Pre-College Camps and Programs

Summer Programming

Agriculture Science Research Institute

June 25 – June 30, 2023 | current freshman, sophomores and juniors 

Agriculture Science Research Institute (ASRI) is a one-week residential program that allows students to grow their interests in STEM areas and experience Purdue’s campus life. To demonstrate research, innovation and discovery in agriculture and science; Purdue Agriculture faculty, graduate students, and staff serve as research mentors of hands-on experiments and projects in their facilities throughout the week. Previously, students were hosted in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Food Science, Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology, and Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Departments.  Students will spend their days conducting various research projects and connecting with college leadership throughout the week. Students will present their findings and learning outcomes to their student peers, faculty and staff, and any guests during a culminating event at the end of the week. Take a look through some snapshots from last year’s program to see some highlights!

Please follow these instructions to submit the application for Agriculture Science Research Institute for High School Students. The Summer 2023 application will open on December 1, 2022.The application deadline is May 15, 2023. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the admissions cycle.

For questions regarding the program application, please contact Anna Williams at

Other Programming

World Food Prize Youth Institute at Purdue University

April 28 | Free

Since 2011, Purdue Agriculture has welcomed Indiana high school students and teachers to become global hunger fighters through a free event. After writing a research paper regarding global challenges in a foreign country, five students from each school are invited to present their research to Purdue University faculty and staff experts. The event allows students and teachers to network with each other, interact with Purdue Agriculture academic departments, and learn from experts in agriculture and other disciplines about global food security challenges and solutions. For question regarding the program, contact Anna Williams at

Purdue Extension Camps and Conferences

Multiple Options

Many different camps and workshops are offered throughout the year to provide youth with additional positive youth development experiences. Some of these will take place in various counties near you, while others take place overnight on Purdue’s campus. 

Prospective Student Visits

Multiple Options

Purdue Admissions and the College of Agriculture have various programs to get you on campus and experience your academic options! Check out the Purdue College of Agriculture’s Visit Us page to register for a custom visit.