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STEM + Russian

Applying to STEM + Russian  

Shortly after admission to The Gatton Academy in March of a student’s 10th grade year, newly-admitted students are invited to an online information session about the language track.  Interested students then fill out a short, online application expressing their interest in the program and they are then registered to start their Russian study the first semester.  Applications are only available to admitted Gatton Academy students.


Typical STEM + Russian Language Track for Beginners

  • Semester 1:  Elementary Russian I (RUSS 101)

  • Semester 2:   Elementary Russian II (RUSS 102) 

  • Semester 3:  Intermediate Russian I (RUSS 201)

  • Semester 4:  Intermediate Russian II (RUSS 202)


Sample STEM + Russian Talks

  • Seminar with Office of Scholar Development on nationally and internationally-competitive critical language scholarships

  • Exploring National Security Education Program Flagship programs as college options

  • Make a traditional Russian dessert

  • Learn a Russian dance

  • Pop culture in today’s Russia

  • WKU professor presents on their home nation


Alumni of The Gatton Academy STEM + Russian program

  • Caden Dosier (2019)
  • Elizabeth Hedrick (2019)
  • Michael Naughton (2019)
  • Zane Polley (2019)
  • Graham Stephens (2019)
  • Megan Whittle (2019)
  • Kayla Woodward (2019)
  • Tristan Clement (2020)
  • Margot Hare (2020)
  • Mario Hernandez (2020)
  • Lydia Speer (2020)
  • Ian Storrs (2020)

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 Last Modified 6/22/20