50-50 Highlights: St. Edward’s University, Colorado State University Fort Collins, and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

St Edwards UniversityStudents at St. Edward’s University in Texas can take advantage of the 227 acre Wild Basin Creative Research Center. The Center offers internships for Environmental and Policy students. Students in the School of Natural Sciences have the chance to work on the Center’s research projects. Business students travel abroad through the Global Business Institute for Societal Responsibility and work on business projects with a focus on social justice. Students can study abroad at the University’s campus in France. The Visiting Writers Series allows students to interact with award-winning authors. Freshman and sophomores in the Hilltop Leaders program develop leadership skills and take a study tour of Washington D.C.

Colorado State University Fort Collins has developed Research Academics through the Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry. The research academies offer undergraduates the opportunity to work with faculty or industry representatives. The academies include the Society of Global Health Researchers, Academy of Photo Research Scholars, and the Academy of Historical Research Scholars. All students can participate in programs at the Institute for Entrepreneurship including the New Economy Venture Accelerator, The Immersion Lab, and the CSU Business Advancement Fund. The College of Engineering hires undergraduates in laboratories. The President’s Leadership Program is a three-year fourteen credit leadership development experience for undergraduates that includes retreats, service projects, and internships. Students can participate in a leadership exchange program with Mexico. Students can gain hands-on experience as research assistants at the Center for the Study of Crime and Justice.

The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Institute on Justice provides internships to students through partnering agencies. Students gain hands-on experience at the Institute on Children and Families. Students who participate in the Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates program receive tuition scholarships and stipends to intern at a public child welfare agency. The College of Visual and Performing Arts provides an Art Bus that provides students with transportation to New York City. Students have the chance to participate in the Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania Program where students enroll part-time in AmeriCorp and receive a partial education award. Dean’s Scholars in the College of Visual and Performing Arts travel abroad over the winter break.

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