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The applied learning model at Wichita State is a win-win for the businesses community and Shocker students.

One example is Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Center at NIAR. This partnership gives engineering students experience with additive manufacturing, reverse engineering and robotics through 3D design software. Students employ it in real-life projects.

As Dassault’s Bill DeVries says, these students gaining hands-on experience through applied learning will graduate “ready for anything.”

Kyle and Erin Cummings

Wichita State alums Erin and Kyle Cummings have donated $250,000 to launch the W. Frank Barton School of Business Student-Managed Investment Fund.

The generous contribution will provide students with new applied learning opportunities as they invest real money in stocks, bonds and more. The remaining $250,000 will be reallocated from existing WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement (WSUFAE) investments to support this initiative.

The ChaMP lab at Wichita State University invites undergraduate students to apply for a summer research assistantship (RA) position. The RA will provide support for an NSF-funded research project on the Future of Work in industrial settings. This project will involve assessing the current state of industrial technologies and evaluating the efficacy of a developed intervention. In general, RAs can expect to perform the following activities:

  • Reading peer-reviewed research articles relevant to the research topics
  • Writing annotated bibliographies of research articles
  • Designing evaluation surveys
  • Conducting assessments and/or interviews with workers employed by industry partners.
  • Meeting with the project leads
  • Learning to use lab-related software (e.g., Qualtrics, Unity)
  • Assisting with statistical analysis
  • Participating in public outreach/science communication activities
  • Attending weekly lab meetings

Consequently, it is important for research assistants to have the following skill sets:

  • Be self-motivated and capable of making progress on tasks independently and without supervision.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Be capable of finding relevant, peer-reviewed research articles using search engines (e.g., PsycINFO; Google Scholar).
  • Have strong computer skills, especially with Microsoft Word.

Successful applicants will be able to work in the lab for five-hour blocks of time, a total of at least 20 hours per week during regular work hours from May 23 to Aug. 12. This provides the best opportunity and the most flexibility for research project involvement. An applicant’s inability to work in blocks of at least five hours will not automatically disqualify them but will significantly reduce their chances of success during the interview process. Research assistants will be compensated $12 per hour.

Interested students should email a letter of interest, resume, and a copy of their summer 2022 schedule to Dr. Lisa Vangsness (lisa.vangsness@wichita.edu) by April 30. To the greatest extent possible, please provide your availability based on course enrollments, ongoing employment, volunteer, and external commitments.

Graphic featuring and group photo of students and text 'Global Entrepreneurship Experience in France; open to all students for summer 2022 dates: June 7 - July 15, 2022.'

Students can spend the summer of 2022 studying abroad in France as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Experience. This six-week summer program is available for students of all majors who are interested in studying entrepreneurship and international business.

As part of the program, students will work on a project with a French company at the direction of faculty from the W. Frank Barton School of Business and the École Supérieure de Commerce de Pau Business School, one of WSU’s exchange partner universities. Scholarships are available to applicants for this program.

Exercise Science Interns wanted for spring 2022 3 positions available ACE certification included

Campus Recreation is hiring three interns for the exercise science program. The job role will include equipment maintenance, creating a cleaning roster, spotting, programming, customer service, training, and creating an online live stream.   

To apply, fill out the application and email it to andy.sykes@wichita.edu by Dec. 10.

• PA-Recruitment-Flyer.jpg Image Alt Text Want to make a difference on campus? Become a Prevention Ambassador. Interested in an internship that promotes mental and physical wellness and gives back to your community? Check out the Prevention Service Advisory Board's Prevention Ambassadors. Prevention Ambassadors work to create wellness oriented events to help promote campus health in cooperating with PSAB departments. Learn more at wichita.edu/PrevAm.

Are you interested in an internship that promotes mental and physical wellness and gives back to your community? Become a prevention ambassador.

Prevention ambassadors assist the Wichita State Prevention Services Advisory Board (PSAB) in our #WSUWeSupportU mission of preventing suicide, preventing sexual violence, preventing substance abuse and promoting wellness in the WSU community.

Prevention Ambassadors also work to create wellness-oriented events to help promote campus health in cooperating with PSAB departments. Ambassadors are eligible for a zero-credit internship.

Wichita State University’s high-performance computing (HPC) cluster is available to students, faculty and staff. Since its implementation, it has helped accelerate research and provided valuable computing experiences for students.

Named after “BeoShock” after “Beowulf” and Shockers, the computing cluster has two large GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) and 800 CPU (Central Processing Unit) cores. As a comparison, most end-user computing devices have one CPU having between one and eight total cores.

The cluster is also available to all WSU constituents, and those outside of WSU who are Kansas Board of Regents constituents. To learn more about BeoShock HPC, visit the website. For questions, contact personnel listed here.

E-Launch poster.

Creating a startup presents many challenges, but E-launch makes it easier to navigate those challenges via training offering entrepreneurs to make sure their idea pairs with a consumer.

For more information on dates and pricing, visit the official E-Launch website. If you have any questions, email Nancy Kersenbrock.

Ali Levine, Microsoft Certified trainer, will host a free, virtual Microsoft Office session 9 to 10 a.m. June 16. The session will reveal life-changing tricks in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams. It will also go over new features in Office 365, as well as how to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost performance and uncover hidden tools in other Office programs.  Registration is required to attend.

The Academic Resources Conference (ARC), May edition is filled with expert and advanced trainings and panels to set you up for a productive summer. May’s trainings will be held fully online in Zoom from May 17-May 20 and will also include LinkedIn Learning Challenges and recommended recorded sessions from the Online Learning Commission’s OLC Innovate conference. Each day of the ARC has a predictable schedule that looks like this:

  • 9:00-9:50: Vendor Hour.  Each day, a representative from a different WSU-serving vendor will speak on an important issue in their industry. These are NOT sales presentations! Instead they will provide a valuable and fresh perspective on issues facing the university.
  • 10:00-10:50: Rapid sessions. Some important topics can be handled very quickly. During each rapid session time slot, you will hear from different experts on 3 different topics.
  • 11:00-11:50: Regular conference session
  • Noon-12:50: Panel Hour. Each day, a different panel will speak on an important topic facing the university. Come hear your peers, your students, and others as they help think through these topics.
  • 1:00-2:50: Regular conference sessions.
  • 3:00-3:30: We end each day with a quick session that explains about something free you get for being a Wichita State instructor or employee.

If you are onboarding new instructors for summer, we are offering recorded versions of important introductory sessions like Introduction to Blackboard and Introduction to Panopto, so no one is left out! Access these recordings through the schedule page.

We hope you will join us for our May sessions. No registration is required for the conference, and it is free. We have an “add to calendar” feature for each session on our schedule page, or you can use the Zoom links you find there to enter the sessions directly. Everyone is invited to the ARC, so feel free to invite peers and interested others!