Summer Institute

Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, and Community Wellbeing

Summer Institute

June 2–8, 2024

Apply By March 31, 2024

For full consideration, completed applications are due online by March 1st. Students will be notified if they are admitted to this program by the second week of April. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

drone in wheat field

Agriculture Is Entering a New Era

We are developing new approaches and technologies to feed the world as our climate warms and water becomes scarce. We need passionate students like you at the table to develop solutions that support the health of our planet and people.

research scientist teaching students about plant pathology

Learn From Leading Scientists

Your instructors will share their expertise on how to combine biology and technology to develop sustainable agriculture. From plants and insects to water and land use, to health and nutrition, to drones and DNA, you will gain hands-on experience at research laboratories and visiting field experiments.

research scientist talking to students about animal behavior

7–Day Institute

This 7–day institute will complement real-world research experiences with discussions of our values and the needs of our communities. As a group we will chart a food-secure future for all of us. We believe that together, with you, we can improve our communities.

A 7–Day Experience

Field Trips | Food | Fun

Where You Will Stay

On Campus in Residence Halls

Our summer institute is a 7–day program where you get to live on campus in the residence halls. You will arrive on Sunday to get settled in and then spend the whole week until the following Saturday. You will get your meals in the dining halls and get familiar with the CSU campus and resources like Admissions, Cultural Centers, Library and writing centers.

What You Will Do

Learning and Research

You will get to spend the week until the following Saturday in workshops, tours, social activities and hands-on research! You can plan on being part of themed workshops that consist of diverse content areas centered around all the ways the College of Agriculture impacts the world!

Work With Expert Scientists

Learn to STEM Concepts

Experience College Life

Develop Teamwork and Leadership Skills

Build Community and Connections