College of Agriculture Pre-College Camps and Programs

Summer Programming


Pre-College Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI) Available In-Person Summer 2022!


June 26-July 1, 2022 | 1 week | current freshman, sophomores and juniors 


Pre-College MASI​​ is a one-week, 1 credit residential program allowing participants to grow their interests in STEM areas and experience Purdue’s campus life. To demonstrate the research and discovery in agriculture and science, Purdue Agriculture faculty serve as research mentors of hands-on experiments in their labs throughout the week. Previously, students were hosted in faculty laboratories in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology, and Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Students will spend 20+ hours of the week in laboratories conducting their own research.

In addition to time in the labs, students will begin the week with a white coat ceremony, engage in fun team-building exercises, experience Purdue’s campus, and  participate in Purdue traditions with current students. 

This one-week program runs in conjection with Summer College for High School Students from June 26 - July 1, 2022 and students will spend 20+ hours in laboratories conducting their own research. Students with an interest in science and technology can apply to Pre-College MASI by completing the online application.

Students interested in this program should apply online by June 1. Scholarships information will be made available shortly. There will be scholarships for Indiana residents and non-indiana residents. Any 21st Century Scholar or Gear Up School student can take of advantage of this course for free. 

Purdue Agribusiness Science Academy (PASA)


July | 2 weeks | freshman, sophomores, and juniors | $350 (scholarships available)


PASA is a 13-day residential program to immerse participants in a specific field of study, through a series of hands-on labs, and workshops designed to provide real-life experiences within the STEM fields throughout our academic departments. Students will pick a track (theme) of study and have research projects to complete and present during the institute. Our three theme are Business Science, Sustainability Technology, and Forensic Science. In addition PASA makes industry visits and participates in agro-tourism activities across the state of Indiana.

Other Programming


World Food Prize Youth Institute at Purdue University


May 6| 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 those wishing to participate in this program, please sign up for our email correspondance at this link: . 


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. Check out Purdue Extensions Camps and Conferences.


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 Office of Academic Programs website for more information on those visits! 

Office of Academic Programs, 615 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053 USA, (765) 494-8470

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