Intensive Study in Sustainable Agriculture and Remote Sensing

Who: Students currently in grades 9-11

What: A one-week program students will learn the application of advanced crop system models to predict the impact of weather, soil and management on short-term and long-term yield, nutrient uptake, water use efficiency and environmental outcomes. This includes a hands-on component of touring the MSU research farms and deploying our own research drone to collect real crop data. MSU’s Entomology Department will join us for a look at modern management techniques and research of insect pests in agriculture.

Program times, dates, and locations are tentative and may change due to MSU COVID-19 restrictions. MSU youth programs, as defined by the MSU Youth Programs policy, are recommended to not occur in-person on the MSU campus, at satellite MSU venues, or off-campus until further notice. MSU youth programs may continue to operate through remote and/or online instruction. Please check back here periodically for the most up-to-date information.

When: July 12 - 16, 2021

Where: Virtual

Cost: There is a $50 non-refundable application fee. Tuition for residential students is $1,500. Tuition for commuter students is $750.

Application Requirements:  Students currently in grades 9-11; ACT Math: 19, ACT English: 19, ACT Reading:19 or ACT Composite: 20; OR New SAT Math: 510, Evidence-Based Reading & Writing: 510 or Total: 1000; OR CogAT: 90th Percentile; teacher recommendation; most recent report card

Application Due Date: Monday, May 24, 2021

How to apply:

Program Contact Information: Abriana Cardenas, GATE Program Coordinator., (517) 432-2129