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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

June 20, 2017

Diversity Programs Office Summer Progams

Submitted by Simphony Guiden, Public Relations Intern in the Diverse Programs Office, Dr. Zelia Wiley Dean and Director of Diverse Programs

The start of June means summer programs have officially begun in the Diversity Programs Office (DPO). Two weeks ago we welcomed five students for the K-State Research & Extension Summer Research Fellowship Program. We are excited for what is to come in the remaining weeks.

DPO Summer Programs:
• 2017 KSRE Summer Fellowship: This program is educational in nature and designed so that the participants receive the primary benefit by learning hands-on research techniques, methods, and procedures about related topics. By the end of the 8-week period, June 5 to July 28, students should have produced tangible research results demonstrating his/her knowledge of experimental research and will report the results in a special research forum.

The following students are participants of the 2017 KSRE Fellowship:

Christina Bradshaw, North Carolina A&T University - Dr. John Gonzalez; Riann White, Florida A&M University – Dr. Jay Amamcharla and Karthik Babu; Lonnie Hobbs, Prairie View A&M University – Dr. Alex Shanoyan; Shirley Fritzsching, Prairie View A&M University – Dr. Charles Rice and Tiffany Carter; Dalia Sanchez, Kansas State University – Dr. Zelia Wiley and Dr. Karen Schmidt.

• 2017 MAPS: The Project Impact Summer Bridge Program gives students the opportunity to earn up to 6 credit hours over the course of six weeks. This summer the College of Agriculture will be hosting 10 students for this program. Students arrived last Friday, June 9, and will be studying on campus until July 21. Students will also participate in corporate visits. On June 16, students took an industry tour at the Cargill Innovation Center in Wichita. On June 29, students will be touring the Phillips 66 Co. in Bartlesville, OK and we will have an onsite campus visit on July 14 from Ardent Mills Co.

The following students are members of the 2017 MAPS College of Agriculture Cohort:

Gerardo Hernandez- Garcia, Agronomy; Halle Tophoj, Animal Science & Industry; Olivia Sibert, Pre-Vet Med; Madison White, Pre-Vet Med; Aaron Davis, Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management; Jazmyn Schroeder- Thomas, Animal Science & Industry; Eric Valenzuela, Animal Science & Industry; Marisa Avila, Animal Science & Industry; Johari Snell, Food Science & Industry; Antonio Santos, Food Sciences & Industry.

• 2017 Nicodemus Educational Camp: In partnership with KSU, the College of Agriculture will give campers, grades 5 – 10, the opportunity to explore majors and careers in the Agriculture industry as well as learn about the historic town of Nicodemus. Students arrive for this program on June 26- 27. While on campus they will visit the Insect Zoo, The Gardens, O. H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center, and Agronomy North Farm and participate in an urban gardening activity. We want to thank everyone for helping to provide these students with a great experience.

• 2017 Junior MANRRS: Students from area Topeka high schools have the opportunity to participate in Jr. MANRRS Club and will have weekly departmental visits to explore career pathways in the food, agricultural, and environmental industries.

We appreciate your support. Please continue to look for more diversity events. For more information about upcoming events or to collaborate with the DPO, please contact Dr. Zelia Wiley at 785-532-5793 or by email at zwiley@ksu.edu.