College of Agriculture Pre-College Camps and Programs

Summer Programming


Pre-College Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI) Available In-PersonSummer 2021!


June 14-19, 2021 | 1 week | sophomores and juniors | Free


Pre-College MASI​​ is a FREE one-week residential program* allowing participants to grow their interests in STEAM 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. One day will be reserved for a Protect Purdue-approved social outing in the local community designed for team building.

This free one-week program runs June 14-19, 2021 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.

*Important 2021 COVID-19 and Protect Purdue Update:
PC-MASI is typically a live on campus residential program from Monday - Saturday. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, PC-MASI 2021 will be a daily program with no residential offerings. Students will be expected to find transportation to and from campus daily. The cost of travel is not included in the covered expenses.

Students interested in this FREE program should apply online by Friday, April 30, at

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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