College of Agriculture Pre-College Camps and Programs*

*Currently, all campus camps and live visits are cancelled through August 1, 2020.  Updates to Purdue's current COVID-19 status, and information about the University's response to this changing situation, can be found on the Purdue COVID-19 website.  However, you can still register for a virtual visit by going to the College of Agriculture Custom Visit page.

Summer Programming

Pre-College Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI) Available Summer 2020!

June | 1 week | sophomores and juniors | Free

Pre-College MASI​​ is a one-week 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. The program also includes visits to campus research facilities, industry tours, and sessions and activities highlighting the Land-Grant mission of Purdue University.​ Watch this YouTube video about Pre-College MASI to learn more.  Pre-College MASI 2020 Dates: June 7 - 13. Students with an interest in science and technology can apply to Pre-College MASI by completing the  PreMASI_Application_Form.docx returning to the Office of Academic Programs, postmarked no later than April 15. 

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

April | Two Days | Free

Since 2011, Purdue Agriculture has welcomed Indiana high school students and teachers to become global hunger fighters through a free, two-day 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.

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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