MSU's Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programs offer gifted students in Michigan the opportunity to access accelerated learning with programs that run the gamut from a crime scene investigation camp to Future DOcs, which works in collaboration with the College of Osteopathic Medicine to get middle school students excited about careers in the STEM fields.
The MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center enriches lives by strengthening the value of the arts in day-to-day life through participatory lifelong learning programs throughout the state. Programs include: professional development seminars on arts education and creativity, featuring the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Professional Development Series; the summer workshop series, Take it From the Top; the Young Playwrights Festival; Act One Family Series performances; Broadway Workshop; preview lectures; on-site college classes; and other interactive programs that integrate performing arts into K-12 curriculum.
Digital Presentations and Resources
The MSU Science Festival is a multi-day celebration of science, fueled by curiosity, wonder, and discovery, held every year in April on the MSU campus in East Lansing and at participating sites around the state. Event formats include demonstrations, lectures, discussion panels, hands-on activities, exhibits, and guided tours. With the cancellation of the Festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Festival team facilitated digital presentations, which are now available online and gathered STEAM resources.
Programs and Resources for PreK-12th Grade Students
The Spartan Youth Programs (SYP) website is a popular web portal that displays a wide range of exciting opportunities for pre-K through 12th grade students to improve their knowledge and skills in specific subject areas. With over 200 listings, the SYP is the comprehensive source for finding resources in agriculture, art, business, computers, engineering, math, music, science, sports, and writing. The SYP can be searched for summer and school year programs, opportunities to earn college credit, residential experiences on the MSU campus, programs that include financial assistance, and study abroad possibilities. Precollege programs are an excellent way for students to explore career possibilities while being introduced to the college environment.