Get on OUR level —​​ the molecular one, that is.


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).​

Undergraduate Fellows 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.  Click here for more information.

Pre-College 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. Click here for more information. 


Important Dates

  • April 1, 2015 – MASI Undergraduate Fellows applications due
  • April 15, 2015 – Pre-College MASI applications due
  • May 25 - July 31, 2015 – MASI Undergraduate Fellows program dates
  •  June 14-20, 2015 – Pre-College MASI program date
  •  October 30, 2015 – MASI Undergraduate Fellows research reports due.
  • Spring 2016 - Student will present their research at the Spring 2015 undergraduate research poster symposium, DiscoverU or an equivalent venue