Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Current Institutes

Our summer institutes offer you the opportunity to get outside, earn credit, and learn from hands-on, inquiry-based activities. After all, the best way to learn is by experience.

Graduate Admission

Those interested in attending summer institutes must be enrolled in the Graduate School. If you are participating in an institute for SCECHs, you do not have to apply to the Graduate School.

  • Current students do not have to do anything to update their admission status.
  • Former students must fill out the Application for Readmission form.
  • New students must apply for non-degree seeking status.

Applications must be submitted within one week prior to the start of preferred institute.



All TPD inquires:

Rachelle Gariepy

Rachelle Gariepy

  • Teacher Professional Development Coordinator
  • Department Coordinator and Graduate Program Assistant
Meese Center 111

Winter 2019 Institutes

little girl doing an experiment

Engineering is Elementary

December 10, 2019 - 4:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.  MTU|GLRC   
Registration Deadline - December 6, 2019

Register Online

Designed for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers, researched based curriculum. No charge to participants; dinner provided.

Learners practice social, emotional, fine motor, cognitive , and language skills that will prepare them for later schooling. Simple, fun challenges tailored to today's preschool and kindergarten setting. Harness children's curiosity, unlock their creativity, meet NGSS standards-and have fun!


3 SCECHs (Optional)



Sponsored by Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, Michigan Technological University and Western UP MiSTEM Network with funding from the Michigan Space Grant Consortium