Summer Research Academy

June 12- July 20, 2017

We believe that research is an essential opportunity that should be open to everyone, not just scholars or graduate students. Research is more than gathering data, analyzing trends or formulating new ideas; it is an experience! By taking ownership of your own project, we invite you to spend the summer molding your own experience.
Summer Research Academy students create a lithium ion battery.
  • Program Details
  • Camp Activities
  • Transportation Policy
  • Campus Cancellation Policy

Program Details

Date: June 12- July 20, 2017

Eligibility: Rising  seniors or graduating seniors. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age prior to June 1, 2017.

Program Fee: $2,100

Application Deadline: April 14, 2017


Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Academy must meet all of the following requirements during the 2016-17 academic year:

  • Have earned a composite ACT score of 28+
  • Have completed at least 3 high school mathematics courses (Algebra I and higher)
  • Have had at least 1 high school chemistry, physics, or biology class (with a lab experience) before June 1, 2017 
Application process

Applications will be given priority consideration for research assignments by the date received. Participants will be notified of selection and research assignments as this information becomes available. A completed application should include:

1. An official high school transcript
2. Completed Online Application Form
3. A 300-word summary detailing your interest in attending the Summer Research Academy.
4. A one-page research and academic resume detailing academic awards, unique opportunities and leadership activities.
5. Letter of recommendation from high school teacher, coach, counselor or school administrator.

All application materials must be sent to:

  Mail to :

      Summer Research Academy 
      Missouri University of Science and Technology 
      605 W. 11th Street 
      Rolla, Missouri 65409

Registration Cancellation Policy

Persons wishing to cancel their registration must do so in writing by May 31, 2017. All requests for registration cancellation will incur a fee of $250 up until May 31. Requests for registration cancellations after May 31 will incur a fee of $500. No refunds can be given after May 31. Please allow two weeks for processing of refunds.

Camp Activities

The Summer Research Academy at Missouri S&T is an opportunity for talented students across the country to conduct meaningful academic research. Each participant will be paired with a faculty mentor and graduate students to conduct a research project in science, mathematics, computing or engineering.

For more information, please visit our Summer Research Academy site

Transportation Policy

Participants must provide their own transportation to and from Missouri S&T. USA Express provides shuttle service from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to campus. The shuttle service schedule is available online, or you can call toll free at 1-800-872-9399.

Campus Cancellation Policy

Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel any program in the event of insufficient registrations, severe weather or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately via email and phone, and all fees will be returned in full. 

Contact Us

Are you ready for your next adventure?

For more information, contact Melanie Wulff,
program/project coordinator of outreach and pre-college programs