Image of Ayshea Banes.
June 21, 2022 — Ayshea Banes is working on NASA-funded research with Wichita State physics professor Dr. Nick Solomey to build a solar neutrino detector.
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June 21, 2022 — Maria Jimenez is working in Houston this summer and exploring her interest in intellectual property as a career focus. Wichita State’s Gateway to IP program helped her get started in the world of patent law.
June 20, 2022 — Cyber-scammers are everywhere, often targeting our most vulnerable populations.

Most of us are familiar with the shadier side of technology. When we get phone calls, we’re unlikely to answer unfamiliar numbers. We roll our eyes and delete the emails from the former prince of some faraway land, who is offering untold wealth in exchange for a bank account number.

Image of Sarah Laffen inside of NIAR.
June 20, 2022 — Sarah Laffen is a aerospace engineering sophomore spending her summer vacation working at the National Institute for Aviation Research's Advanced Machining and Prototyping laboratory. She is using the opportunity to enhance her skills as a student as she majors in aerospace engineering.
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June 13, 2022 — Becca Meyer is currently gaining applied learning experiences as a marketing strategist for Shock Starter. Shock Starter is an applied learning agency that offers a unique community perspective.
Image of Tiahna Padilla.
June 10, 2022 — Tiahna Padilla is a senior majoring in computer engineering and an animation. She is currently utilizing her skills as an intern at Textron Aviation as an IT business analyst.
Image of Six member of the Aranda family attend a birthday party in Dodge City, Kansas, 2021.
June 10, 2022 — The Library of Congress American Folklife Center recently selected a Wichita State project focusing on the social, cultural and food based LatinX celebrations in Dodge City, Liberal and Garden City, Kansas.
Image of Holston out in front of NIAR building.
June 8, 2022 — Cameron Holston works with a variety of aircraft at the Aircraft Structural Test and Evaluation Center, part of the National Institute for Aviation Research. The experience prepares him for a career in the field of aerospace.
June 8, 2022 — The Ulrich Museum of Art is taking art to the classroom by building a classroom space inside the museum. The new Dr. Sam and Jacque Kouri Collection Study Center offers Wichita State University students, educators and the community a place to experience the museum’s collection in an intimate and expanded way. The free public opening of the study center, and Ulrich Student Lounge, is from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 4.
June 8, 2022 — Wichita State has a storied history of working with NASA to provide research opportunities to its students. David Nevarez-Saenz, an aerospace engineering senior and first-generation student, has been working with WSU’s NASA Jump Start Program (JSP) for the past two years.