Thursday, July 26th saw the close of the 2018 Secondary Student Training Program at the University of Iowa.
To celebrate a summer of exceptional research, participating students concluded their work by presenting their research in a final poster competition. Represented among the presentations was research from the College of Engineering, the Carver College of Medicine, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, to name just a few. Congratulations to all students who presented!
A special congratulations goes out to this year’s valedictory class speaker, Iowa’s own Riley Dejohn, who spent his summer researching physical chemistry in Dr. Alexei Tivanski’s group at the University. Also featured was special guest speaker Dr. Hanna Stevens, professor of psychology and veteran SSTP mentor, who shared her insights gleaned over years of pedagogy during the final banquet dinner.
Thank you to our guest judges from Integrated DNA Technologies, without whom the final poster competition would not have been possible, and to the 2018 SSTP mentors at the University, for all of the guidance and leadership they gave to each student. We know that you have made a huge difference in the lives and careers of these future researchers!
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World Languages Institute
University of Iowa: July 12-14; July 19-21
Join us for a two-day immersion experience in French, Spanish, Chinese, or Japanese this summer!
The World Languages Institute (WLI) is a joint program administered by the Belin-Blank Center and taught by the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Iowa. It is open to 9-11 graders with advanced-level course work in these languages.
From July 12-14, we will run our Japanese and Spanish classes, while the period from July 19-21 will be devoted to Chinese and French.
Each class is conducted separately, but the goal is to emphasize reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills while using a variety of internet and print materials from the countries whose languages are represented.
The sessions are free of charge, and the online application system opens December 15th. Learn more.