get on our level - MASI 

Program Overview

​The Molecular Agriculture Summer Institutes (MASI) were created by Purdue Agriculture’s Office of Academic Programs as part of the Plant Sciences Research and Education Pipeline. They are designed to expose undergraduates and Indiana high school students to the wide-ranging field of plant sciences (broadly defined) and STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math).​

Faculty In​volvement:

Faculty Mentorship Opportunties for both programs available. Become a faculty mentor!

Undergraduate F​ellows Program:​

The MASI Undergraduate Fellows Program is open to Purdue undergraduate students. Participants will experience in-depth, hands-on molecular research and attend faculty and industry seminars and tours.

The program accepts up to 10 students each summer. Apply for a fellowship now!

Pre-Colleg​e Fellows Program: 

Pre-College MASI is a one-week residential program to develop student leaders in the plant sciences and STEM areas. Indiana high school sophomores and juniors (at the time of application) with grade point averages of at least 3.0 and a teacher recommendation will be eligible for the program.

The curriculum includes laboratory experiments, hands-on work at Purdue research facilities, and industry visits and tours. Learn more about this pre-college experience!​

Important​ Dates

  • October 30, 2015 – 2015 MASI Undergraduate Fellows research reports due.
  • ​January 1, 2016 - ​ MASI Applications available 
  • April 1, 2016 – MASI Undergraduate Fellows applications due
  • April 15, 2016 – Pre-College MASI applications due
  • May 23 - July 29, 2016 – MASI Undergraduate Fellows program dates
  • June 12-18, 2016 – Pre-College MASI program date
  • Spring 2016 - 2015 Undergraduate Fellows present their research at the undergraduate research poster symposium, DiscoverU or an equivalent venue