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
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 Contact: Zach Constan, Phone: 517-333-6363.