The Math, Science, and Technology Program at MSU

The Math, Science, and Technology Program (MST) is a two-week residential summer program for academically talented students currently in the seventh and eighth grades. It gives them a chance to dig into some exciting science classes in a college environment. This program is run by the MSU Honors College.

What you learn: Each day the students take two two-hour classes in astronomy, physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, or environmental science. The JINA/NSCL-sponsored Nuclear Astrophysics portion concentrates on spectroscopy, nucleosynthesis, and cosmic rays.

When: 2 weeks in late July


  • SAT verbal or SAT math score of 530 or above and a total SAT score of 1010, or ACT Math or ACT Reading of 20 with ACT Composite of 23
  • A recommendation from a teacher of math, science, or technology
  • Demonstrated potential in math, science, or technology

Cost: $1,500 for the two week residential program. Financial assistance grants are available on a needs basis.

Sponsors: The Office of the Provost, MSU, and The W.B. and Candace Thoman Foundation.


NSCL ContactZach Constan, Phone: 517-333-6363.