K-State Ag in the Summer
Are you a current or future K-State student looking to enhance your agricultural knowledge this summer? Check out all of these awesome opportunities that will add to your K-State Ag Story!
Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM (RiPS) is an 8-week summer research program offered by the Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KS-LSAMP). This program pairs students with research mentors who help students to conduct an independent research project. Students majoring in Agriculture are encouraged to apply.
The program is open to current community college students who have completed at least one year at their community college and intend to transfer to Kansas State University, current Kansas State University students who have transferred from Dodge City Community College, Donnelly College, Garden City Community College or Seward County Community College who have no prior research experience, and current Kansas State University students (sophomore or junior level) with no prior research experience.
The K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) Summer Research Fellowship Program will provide an opportunity for multicultural students to work closely with faculty members as part of their research teams. Students are expected to spend 35 hours per week working with their research teams and to be contributing members of this group. By the end of the 8 week period, June 5 to July 28, students should have produced tangible results from experimental research and will report the results in a special research forum. This Fellowship is an excellent experience for students who plan to attend graduate or professional school.
Multicultural Academic Program Success, or MAPS, is the Project IMPACT summer bridge program for selected multicultural students enrolling in Kansas State University’s colleges of Agriculture, Business Administration or Engineering. Over the course of this six-week program, students get to know other students, faculty, the Kansas State University campus and their majors. MAPS students also get to experience industry tours and meet professionals and faculty who can serve as mentors for them throughout their college careers. Cargill Inc., ConocoPhillips Co., Hormel Foods Corporation, and Union Pacific Railroad sponsor the program.
The Diversity Programs Office and the College of Agriculture host The Nicodemus Educational Camp each summer. The Nicodemus Educational Camp allows students to have a pre-college experience with the K-State College of Agriculture. This program allows youth to become aware of the different careers and majors available in the College of Agriculture. The camp hosts youth 5th - 10th grades with a focus on inner-city youth from low-income families.