Pre-College STEM Programs

The Pre-College STEM Summer Youth Programs introduce STEM disciplines and careers related to the food and agricultural sciences to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors (ages 15-17). The two components are Discovering STEM in ACES and USDA Ag Discovery.

Summer Programs

Group of students posing underneath Corteva sign

Students in the new Discovering STEM in ACES Program work together in teams based on their area of interests over two virtual weeks of lectures, virtual hands-on activities and demonstrations conducted by ACES staff and students.

Discovering STEM in ACES

Group of students posing outside on campus

The USDA Ag Discovery program engages students in a special three-week experience focused on biosecurity.

USDA Ag Discovery Program



​​USDA Animal
and Plant Health
Inspection Service

Corteva Agriscience


Tyson Foods, Inc.


John Deere

IFT - Institute of
Food Technologists