Katherine Johnson Scholar Sisters
Katherine Johnson Young Scholars is a group of females K-5th grade students learning algebra and ACT/SAT preparations that will track through graduation. The Katherine Johnson Scholars Sisters (KJSS) empowers girls to learn math through the S.T.E.M program. At MaDLab, we work directly with the Urban League of Kansas and KJSS to help provide the girls with exposure to a university environment, encourage participation in WSU summer camps, and provide any programmatic assistance necessary to ensure their success. You can keep up with their great work here!
USD259/MaDLab Internship Program
Under this program, MaDLab is collaborating with the Office of Equity, Diversity & Accountability at Wichita Public School (USD-259) to provide high- and middle-school minority students the opportunity to pursue engineering research in our lab. The students are trained during the semesters by involving them in current research projects and then recruited as paid summer interns to pursue their own research projects during the summer. During their time with us, the students are taught various transferable skills such as 3D printing, CAD modeling, and are expected to make direct and measurable contributions to our research efforts.
Airbus/WSU Aerospace Engineering Wingbox Contest
The Airbus/WSU Aerospace Engineering Wingbox Design Contest gives students and the public an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of structural analyses and design. The competition provides Airbus and WSU with access to next-generation engineers who can be groomed for the future workforce. Airbus is actively involved with faculty in developing competition guidelines each year and in interacting with students.
Most excitingly…. there is $6,500 of prize money available in three competition categories!