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March 3, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Category: K-12 Academic Program
Location: Science and Engineering Library 50 | Map
5048 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: FREE
SMASH Academy is coming to Detroit and Wayne State!
The Summer Math and Science Honors (SMASH) Academy, is a free of cost, residential college preparatory program for underrepresented high school students of color interested in STEM. 100% of SMASH scholars graduate from high schools and 93% have completed college. According to U.S. News and World Report, “Perhaps the most ambitious program to encourage African American and Latino students in STEM fields is the SMASH Academy run by the Level Playing Field Institute.” With sites at Stanford, UCLA, UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis, and Morehouse, SMASH Academy is expanding to Wayne State this summer! 
Check out a few more facts on SMASH as it celebrates 15 years!
  • Proven Impact: SMASH is a 3-year STEM acceleration summer residential and academic year program that works: check out our impressive alumni outcomes at
  • Free of Cost: SMASH is a free program – equivalent to a $24,000 scholarship.
  • Nationwide: SMASH is continuing to expand to serve more students across the nation. In addition to our existing sites at Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, Davis, and Morehouse College, we will be opening two new sites in 2018: Wayne State University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
How can current Metro Detroit 9th grade students become SMASH scholars?
  • Do you have a 9th grade son, daughter, grandchild, cousin, or family friend? Identify 9th grade students of color who would be a great fit for the program and tell them to apply at []smash.lpfi.orgDeadline is Monday, March 12. Students may need your, or a teacher's, support to complete the application.
  • Encourage current 9th grade students of color and their parents to visit for more information. 
  • Get the word out about SMASH! Share this information with others at school, community, and organization events – word of mouth is invaluable.
Need help filling out your SMASH Application?  

  • On Saturday, March 2nd from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm we will be hosting an application session on campus!
  • Location: Wayne State University, Science and Engineering Library, 5048 Gullen Mall, Computer Science Lab 50 (Basement) Detroit, MI 48202. Link to location: (cross streets are Warren and Second Avenue)
  • Time: There will be two sessions, you will only need to attend one of them. Session 1 is from 9:30-10:30am and Session 2 is from 10:30-11:30am.

If you have any questions contact the Site Director, John Ray, at


For more information about this event, please contact John Ray at 3137312184 or