Paid research opportunities and summer academy experiences for community college students are available at Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University, and the University of Michigan.
If you are a current community college student or will be entering a community college in the fall with a program of study in one of the Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) areas, opportunities include:
Summer Undergraduate Research Academy
- Wayne State University (commuter) – 8 weeks
- Michigan State University (residential) – 10 weeks
- 10-15 hours per week
- Stipend awarded to student
- Participants will be invited to participate in the Undergraduate Research Symposium
- Great experience to add to your resume for transfer and graduate school applications!
Apply to the Wayne State academy here.
Apply to the Michigan State University academy here.
Pre-First Year Summer Programs
- Residential programs include housing in the dorms and all meals. Commuter program options are also available.
- Participants will be required to attend the MI-LSAMP All Students Day at Michigan State University on July 16, 2011
- Great preparation for the rigors of the 4-year university!
Wayne State University – Engineering Pre-First Year Program, June 27-July 29, 2011
This is a five-week commuter program with daily classes in engineering, mathematics, technical communications and chemistry. In addition, students will be exposed to career information and personal development workshops that will build skills to facilitate academic success.
Michigan State University – Engineering and Science Summer Academy, June 25-August 6, 2011
Students in this six-week residential academic intensive program will attend daily classes in math, writing, chemistry, design and an Engineering Seminar course to expose students to post graduation and professional opportunities.
Western Michigan University – Science Pre-First Year Program, July 5-29, 2011
This is a four-week residential or commuter program that will feature daily classes in chemistry, biology, mathematics, and technical writing. The students will be exposed to science careers through employer visits and presentations.
University of Michigan – Professionals in Training Program, June 22-July 30, 2011
This six-week residential program will allow participants to hone their skills and experience campus life. The curriculum emphasizes academic, personal, and professional success. Classes will be regularly scheduled in mathematics, computer programming, and communication skills as well as an introduction to engineering.
For more information about the Pre-First Year Summer Programs, contact Fátima Nieves (616-234-4151, firstname.lastname@example.org) at Grand Rapids Community College.
For general information about the MI-LSAMP program, click here.