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Welcome to HSHSP

Welcome to the website for the Michigan State University High School Honors Science/Mathematics/Engineering Program (HSHSP). I am pleased to have served as Director of this outstanding research program since 1988. Its purpose is to provide students from across the U.S. and territories who are entering 12th grade with the opportunity to engage in intensive research work over a seven-week period and to interact with peers who come from diverse backgrounds but who share a love of science and/or mathematics.

Program Goals

The HSHSP provides its participants with a unique opportunity to “live and breathe” research in a university environment. Its goals are not only to educate individuals about the research process but to provide the right kind of social context for such knowledge and expertise to flourish. Our goal is not to produce award-winning projects (which often happens, I am pleased to note), but to provide opportunities to enrich one’s knowledge about intellectual work in science and mathematics and to make new and, hopefully, lasting friendships.

For More Information

This website contains all the information and forms you will need to learn more about and apply to the program. If you encounter any problems, feel free to contact me:


Gail Richmond
Associate Professor of Biology and Science Education
Director, High School Honors Science/Mathematics/Engineering Program
Michigan State University
620 Farm Lane Room 319

Please note that only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for the HSHSP summer program.

In Memoriam

In memory of Luchang Wang

HSHSP 2011 and Yale, Class of 2017

Luchang was a young woman of exceptional compassion, intellect, and conviction and a friend to many; our lives are diminished by her departure.

I sometimes find it half a sin,
To put to words the grief I feel,
For words like nature,half reveal,
and half conceal the soul within.

--Alfred Tennyson

In memory of of Mihir


March 1st- All application materials due (Financial aid form included)

May 1st- Dr. Richmond has made final decisions regarding program positions


June 1st- Program fees due


June 24th- Program starts


August 11th- Program ends