Preparing For A Research Internship in the Sciences: W&J professional development classes prepare students for next steps

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Preparing For A Research Internship in the Sciences: W&J professional development classes prepare students for next steps

January 21, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Jan. 21, 2020)—At W&J, academic excellence isn’t the only thing you’ll find in the classroom. Many instructors take advantage of the College’s unique JayTerm—a condensed learning period between semesters designed for students to complete intensive experiential learning opportunities—to offer courses that provide professional readiness and an education in life skills. “JayTerm is a …  

W&J Junior Uses VR Technology to Highlight Unseen History

November 2, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Sept. 29, 2020)—With a passion for history and a penchant for programming, Jakerra Lance ’22 found a new way to share her talents via a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) with the University of Austin Texas through the National Science Foundation (NSF). For 9 weeks this summer, the W&J CIS and history double …  

W&J International Studies Major Gets Global Experience with Department of State Internship

September 22, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Sept. 22, 2020)—Even in the face of a worldwide pandemic, Tori McKeehan ’21 is still getting a global experience thanks to support from W&J. Last fall, the international studies major connected with the U.S. Department of State through their Virtual Student Federal Services (VSFS) internship program. Her year-long internship occurred alongside many other …  

W&J Physics and Engineering Major Gets Hands-On Experience with Maxwell Internship Support

September 17, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Sept. 17, 2020)—One W&J senior is getting a taste for mechanical engineering thanks to support from the College’s Maxwell Internship Fund. Ty Bedillion ’21, a physics and engineering major completing W&J’s 3-2 program with Washington University, interned with DMI Companies, the largest heating, ventilation, and air conditioning accessories manufacturer in North America. While …  

Junior spends summer researching with Department of Pathology at Pitt

September 1, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Sept. 1, 2020)—While coronavirus is top-of-mind for the public and in the medical world right now, W&J junior Sam Dauby spent his summer with the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh searching for ways to prevent the spread of a virus that has caused suffering for years: HIV. “The laboratory’s focus …  

Sophomore helps Massachusetts State Rep improve primary care access for rural residents

August 31, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Aug. 31, 2020)—This summer, Neil Pandit ’23 turned his connections into an opportunity to help others. “I am very involved in the Greater Boston Area as a volunteer photographer,” the sophomore neuroscience major said. “In this capacity, I have been able to photograph and interact with legislators like Rep. (Kenneth) Gordon. At a …  

W&J Junior joins Generation Teach to advise middle school students through diverse curriculum

August 10, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Aug. 10, 2020)—When Adia Muhammad ’22 sought out a summer teaching opportunity, she didn’t picture it going down exactly like this. Earlier in the year, the English and international studies major used her Handshake account through Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) to browse potential summer opportunities and came across Generation Teach, a summer …  

Kiley Miller ’21 earns NSF internship, joins University of North Dakota lab researching oil pipelines

July 31, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (July 31, 2020)—Before the COVID-19 outbreak, Kiley Miller ’21 had plans to travel to Paris, France for a lab internship putting both of her majors to work. But when everything was postponed, the challenge didn’t throw her off. Undeterred by the shrinking availability of lab internship opportunities for undergraduates, the biology and French …  

3 W&J students lead college prep program for underserved communities through Breakthrough Houston

July 31, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (July 31, 2020)— Kelsey Julien ’21, Kenneth Jimenez ’21, and Mariana Reyes ’22 all experienced virtual classrooms as students at Washington & Jefferson College this semester, but their summer work showed them what it was like on the other side of the virtual classroom. The three served as teachers in the Houston Breakthrough …  

W&J junior joins AmeriCorps to provide summer programming for children from low income families in Pittsburgh

July 22, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (July 22, 2020)—Staying connected during COVID-19 depends on more than a strong wi-fi signal. Just as important is the strength of your community network, and Shayla Watkins ’22 is proving that through her work with the AmeriCorps KEYS Summer Program serving children from low income families in the Pittsburgh/Penn Hills area. The program …