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2016 Summer Filled with Research, Internships and Study Abroad for Gatton Academy Students

  • Author: Derick Strode
  • Author: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
2016 Summer Filled with Research, Internships and Study Abroad for Gatton Academy Students

Eighty-six students from The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky are involved in some form of summer learning. From research internships to study abroad to robust community service projects, students are gearing up for busy weeks ahead.

Notable research internships include two National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs), an NSF-funded international research experience, and a student participating in Germany’s DAAD RISE program. The Gatton Academy also continues with its seventh summer of the Gatton Research Internship Grant. Through this program, 16 rising Gatton Academy seniors will conduct summer research.

This summer features travel and study abroad opportunities for 54 Gatton Academy students. Summer travel destinations include China, England, Iceland, Moldova, Morocco and South Korea.

During the summer of 2016, Gatton Academy student Amber Carroll of Russellville will work in the WKU Department of Biology with Dr. Rodney King and will participate in a study abroad course with English Professor Walker Rutledge at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

“Gatton Academy students continuously seek opportunities to learn and to contribute,” said Director of The Gatton Academy Dr. Lynette Breedlove. “Whether it is participating in research, volunteering in their communities, or studying abroad, Academy students are actively engaged year-round in efforts that will contribute to their communities, our state, and our world. It is always exciting to see what they pursue in the summer.”

Please click here to see a like of the grouped student summer plans (where more than one student is involved) followed by individual student experiences.

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