Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Michigan State University

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MSU Gifted and Talented Education Summer Programs

The MSU Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) office offers summer program experiences for elementary, middle and high school students in grades 3-10. All programs take place at Michigan State University’s campus in East Lansing. Visit to view eligibility requirements and to apply online.


The GUPPY program offers young gifted students a variety of accelerated exploratory educational presentations and hands-on experiences in MSU’s laboratories and classrooms. Additionally, for parents we are holding informational presentations related to gifted education. GUPPY is a day program – students cannot stay overnight. Out-of-town families can stay in a hotel.


  • Grades 3 and 4
  • June 30-July 1, 2018 (2 days)


  • Grades 5 and 6
  • June 29-July 1, 2018 (3 days)

CSI and Forensic Science Program

  • Grades 7, 8 and 9
  • Residential or Commuter
  • June 24-29, 2018

The CSI and Forensic Science program will teach students about the science and techniques used in the investigation of crimes. The instructors of the CSI program are experts in the field and will provide students with a general overview of many of the fields of forensic science as well as practical hands-on experiences using science in a lab to do forensic analysis.

Future DOcs

  • Grades 7, 8 and 9
  • Residential or Commuter
  • June 24-29, 2018

Do you love science? Are you drawn to helping people? Is problem-solving fun for you? If you are interested in a career in health care and have a strong interest in science, this medical program is for YOU! Come to Future DOcs to learn more about becoming a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional with the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.

MST@MSU: Mathematics, Science, & Technology

  • Grades 7 and 8
  • Residential or Commuter
  • July 8-13, 2018 (1 week)

The MST@MSU program is designed for students to learn about mathematics, science, and technology fields that are not typically offered in the middle school. Students will get to experience the college campus, classrooms, and labs while being challenged with rigorous coursework! Students will participate in two classes and one workshop.

2018 MST@MSU Classes: 3D Animation, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Competitive Math, JA Titan®: Business Strategy, Mechatronics and Robotics, Nuclear Astrophysics, Python
2019 MST@MSU Workshops: Archery, Astronomy, Composing Electronic Music, Creative Writing, Debate, Visual Arts.

MSTL: Mathematics, Science, Technology & Leadership

  • Grades 9 and 10
  • Residential or Commuter
  • July 8-20, 2018 (2 weeks)

The MSTL program offers advanced curriculum in STEM areas, as well as a leadership workshop. Students will take two STEM-based classes that will stimulate students to learn about new developments in mathematics, science, and technology beyond the high school curriculum and to explore related career fields. Students will take one leadership workshop to introduce them to concepts and skills required to be a leader in STEM fields.

2018 MSTL Classes: 3D Animation, Biomath, Information Ecosystem, Physics, Infographics, Mechatronics and Robotics, Microbiology, Nuclear Astrophysics.

2018 MSTL Leadership Workshops: Civic Leadership, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Global Citizenship, Leadership and Economic Impact, Rhetoric and Sociocultural Movements.

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