MSU GATE Summer Programs 2019

MSU GATE summer programs info 2019. Michigan State University Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) summer programs are located on Michigan State University’s campus, in East Lansing, MI.  GATE offers 4 SUMMER PROGRAMS geared towards academically-gifted students in elementary, middle, and high school. The programs are for students currently in grades 3-11. Participating students work side-by-side with MSU students, faculty, and professionals to advance their interest and knowledge in specific fields of study.

Please visit to learn about the eligibility requirements, application process, program tuition, and other important details. Online applications will be available January 7th, 2019 and the deadline is May 2, 2019.

MSU GATE Summer Programs 2019

MSU GATE Summer Programs – GUPPY

GUPPY is a weekend long program that offers students a variety of accelerated and exploratory educational presentations and hands-on experiences. Each GUPPY track offers a variety of STEAM-based classes that expose students to topics beyond those typically explored in traditional classroom curriculum. Classes are taught by Michigan State University professors in MSU’s classrooms and laboratories. Participants are provided a taste of the collegiate lifestyle by traveling to and from classes, and eating at the MSU dining halls. An optional evening activity is offered on Saturday evening for participating students and parents. Parents of participating students are invited to attend GUPPY’s Parent University: an informational presentation conducted by experts in gifted education on various topics pertaining to raising children who are gifted. Although GUPPY is a day program, out-of-town families are welcome to attend and stay locally.

GUPPY 3-4 – Grades 3 and 4 – June 22 – June 23, 2019 (2 days)
GUPPY 5-6 – Grades 5 and 6 – June 21 – June 23, 2019 (3 days)

MSU Gate Summer Programs – MST@MSU – Mathematics, Science, & Technology

The Mathematics, Science, and Technology (MST) program at Michigan State University is a one-week summer, commuter or residential, program for academically talented students who are currently in grades 7 and 8. The program is held at the MSU campus and offers a variety of topics that focus on real-world applications in mathematics, science, and technology. The goal of this program is to match the intellectual abilities of talented students with rigorous and challenging course work, which provides enrichment to, but does not duplicate or accelerate, course work that is part of the regular middle school curriculum. Students will participate in two classes and one workshop. Students must be a minimum age of 12 years old to sign-up for the residential option.

2019 MST@MSU Classes – Biotechnology, Chemistry, Competitive Math, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Raspberry Pi

2019 MST@MSU Workshops – Anime & Manga, Archery, Composing Electronic Music, Film Analysis and Evaluation, Social Rhetoric, and Studio Arts

MST@MSU – Mathematics, Science, & Technology – Grades 7 and 8 – Residential or Commuter – July 8-12, 2019 (1 week)

MSU GATE Summer Programs – MSTL – Mathematics, Science, Technology & Leadership

The Mathematics, Science, Technology, and Leadership (MSTL) program at Michigan State University is a two-week summer, commuter or residential, program for academically talented students who are currently in grade 9 and 10. The MSTL program offers advanced curriculum in STEM areas, as well as a leadership workshops pertaining to STEM careers. Students take two STEM-based classes that expose students to new developments in mathematics, science, and technology, and related career fields. Students will also take one leadership workshop which will introduce them to the concepts and skills required to be a leader in STEM fields.

2019 MSTL Classes – Competitive Mathematics, Microbe-Microbe and Microbe-Plant Interactions, Fascinating Physics, Molecular Biology, and Robotic Technologies

2019 MSTL Leadership Workshops – Becoming a Leader through Community Engagement, Digital Rhetoric(s), Entrepreneurial Leadership, Leadership in Public Speaking and Policy Analysis, and JA Titan: Business Strategy

MSTL – Mathematics, Science, Technology, & Leadership – Grades 9 and 10 – Residential or Commuter – July 8-19, 2019 (2 weeks)

MSU GATE Summer Programs – IS4GT – Intensive Studies for Gifted and Talented

Intensive Studies for Gifted and Talented (IS4GT) is a one-week advanced program in a specific concentrated curriculum for gifted students grades 7-11. Each IS4GT immerses students in a particular subject during the week of June 17-21, 2019 or the week of June 24-28, 2019.

June 17-21, 2019

Grades 7th-9th      Intensive Study in Forensic Science
Grades 8th-10th    Intensive Study in Number Theory (students must have completed Algebra 2 and geometry)
Grades 9th-11th    Intensive Study in Aircraft Piloting Course

June 24-28, 2019

Grades 7th-9th      Intensive Study in PRE-MED ED
Grades 8th-11th    Intensive Study in Behavioral Mathematics in Artificial Intelligence
Grades 9th-11th    Intensive Study in Remote Drone Piloting Course (must be 14+)
Grades 10th-11th  Intensive Study in Lab Research in Microbiology

Please contact the GATE office with questions

Gifted and Talented Education
University Outreach and Engagement
Michigan State University
Kellogg Center
219 South Harrison Road, Room 8
East Lansing, MI 48824
E-mail –
Phone – 517-432-2129
Fax – 517-884-5927



For more info on MSU GATE Summer Programs, please visit their website.

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