Staying Cool with Summer Learning


KSU students have been engaged in a broad array of exciting educational experiences over the summer. Examples include:

  • Elisabeth Petit-Bois, who is pursuing a software engineering degree, was one of 40 students across the globe and one of only two U.S. students to participate in the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme. Petit-Bois traveled to CERN’s Genève, Switzerland headquarters for the nine-week program, in which she used state-of-the-art computer technology to study its use in high-energy physics.

  • Bradley Heath, a finance major and student in the Coles Scholars Program, participated in a weeklong residential education program hosted by the Harvard Business School. At the Summer Venture in Management, Heath gained a broader understanding of challenges business leaders face, the many dimensions of the business world, and the impact individuals can have on their community and the world through business leadership.

  • Adriana Caldwell, a microbiology major, conducted microbial ecology research as one of only three students selected nationwide for a ten-week immersive Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at the University of Kansas. Caldwell participated in mentored research focused on the biodiversity of microbes in plant and soil ecosystems. As part of her research, she worked on microbiology ecology in prairies and on restoring the community of soil microbes and plants to its near-original state.

  • Kendall Chamberlain, a sophomore, studied this summer in Northern Ireland through the prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute program. Chamberlain, a President’s Emerging Global Scholars (PEGS) student in KSU’s Honors College, is part of the Summer Institute’s Irish Studies track, focusing on Northern Ireland’s literature and culture. Studying at Queen's University Belfast, she learned about Northern Ireland’s political, economic and cultural relationships.

The potential for new discoveries exists year-round. We applaud these students and the many other KSU students who take advantage of the summer as a time to learn.

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten