Past Summer Scholars

Thanks to the QEP committee and the Connie and Tom Kossen Center for Teaching and Learning for helping us launch our first Summer Scholars Research Program in 2019, and special thanks to the MUW Foundation for continuing to support and grow this program.

The program

For our first year to offer this program, we are inviting faculty and student researcher pairs to submit an application to participate in summer research. Faculty will receive compensation for facilitating a 5-week summer internship, and students will receive tuition for internship credit, and room/board for either a 5- or 10-week summer term. Students will be asked to present on this research, either at the Undergraduate Research Conference in the spring, or at an external conference of their choosing. Faculty will be asked for a brief report on their experiences as a summer mentor following the completion of the program.

2024 Scholars

Congrats to our 2024 Cohort!

  • Moira Cairns (Music Therapy)
  • Cain Petty (Biology)
  • Zarin Raya (Biology)
  • Anna Sandlin (History)
  • Jessica Sramek (History)
  • Ethan Wilkins (Biology)

2023 Scholars

Congrats to our 2023 Summer Scholars!

  • Hailey McCool (Psychology)
  • Hailey Reel (Psychology)
  • Rie Trask (English)
  • Alyssa Vernon (History/Spanish)

2022 Scholars

Congrats to the 2022 Summer Scholar participants!

  • Alaina Dawkins (Biology)
  • Brooke Even (Nursing)
  • Alliyah Jefferson (Family Science)
  • Reggi Pech (Graphic Design)
  • Maggie Taylor (Biology).

2021 Scholars

The 2021 Summer Scholars included Zithlaly Amezquita, Amy Azwell, Maggie Ellis, Mikayla Reed, and Sara Lynn Sligh.

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2020 Scholars

Emma Gousset, Morgan Harberson, and Salina Rai were the second cohort of W Summer Scholars Researchers.

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2019 Scholars

Umisha KC and John Jacob Miller were the first cohort of W Summer Scholars Researchers.

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