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How the ASK Program is Different from Other Experiential Learning on Campus
- Get started early!
Unlike many other undergraduate research opportunities on campus, you may start the ASK program as soon as you are accepted into your CoSM major.
- Exposure to multiple faculty members
You will be team-taught during your first term in the program, allowing you to have direct contact with faculty from multiple departments of the College of Science and Mathematics. Once you start your research projects, you may be mentored by a CoSM faculty team rather than a single faculty member.
- Earn credits toward your degree
You will earn a minimum of 9 credit hours through the ASK program which may count toward your degree program.
- Fellowship opportunities
Summer fellowship opportunities are available to ASK Program students to continue their research over the summer term, providing support for you as well as additional research supplies.
- Launching pad into other experiential learning opportunities
The ASK Program will provide vital experience in undergraduate research, opening doors into other opportunities both on and off-campus.
The ASK Program is open to all students within the College of Science and Mathematics. You must either be accepted or qualify to be accepted, into your major within CoSM by the beginning of the Fall Semester when you begin the program.
Applications are still being accepted for the 2020-2021 cycle of the ASK Program!
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis by the ASK Selection Committee and applicants will be notified of the decision via email.
Students entering the ASK Program must be in the process of completing a College of Science and Mathematics major.
Current Wright State CoSM Students
- You must have a 3.000 GPA or a 3.000 GPA in the two semesters prior to being accepted into the ASK Program.
- If you do not currently have a 3.000 GPA, you may still conditionally enter the ASK Program.
- If you are not on academic probation but do not currently have a 3.000 GPA, you may apply for the ASK Program and may be accepted conditionally. Once accepted during the Spring Semester, you must earn a 3.000 GPA in the Spring Semester preceding your entry into the ASK Program. You must also earn a 3.000 GPA during your first Fall Semester of the ASK Program. Failure to do so may result in removal from the ASK Program.
- If you are on academic probation and are not eligible for the ASK Program, you are encouraged to apply once your GPA reaches 3.000 for two consecutive terms.
- Should your GPA fall below 3.000 while completing the ASK Program, you may be put on probation, during which time you are given the opportunity to raise your GPA to 3.000. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the ASK Program.
Should your GPA fall below 3.00 while completing the ASK Program, you may be put on probation, during which time you are given the opportunity to raise your GPA to 3.000. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the ASK Program.
Students Directly Admitted from High School
You may be admitted to the ASK Program directly from high school, and begin the program during the Fall Semester of your first year on campus. You must be working toward the completion of a COSM major. To be eligible, you must have a 3.000 GPA on your high school transcript. You must also maintain a 3.000 GPA while completing the ASK Program. Should your GPA fall below a 3.000 GPA while completing the ASK Program, you may be put on probation, during which time you are given the opportunity to raise your GPA to 3.000. Failure to do so may result in removal from the ASK Program.
Applications are reviewed in late January, with notifications of acceptance usually sent in the middle of the Spring Semester. Scholarship applications are sent out concurrently with acceptance notices, and recipients are notified at the end of the spring term.
|SM2100: Interdisciplinary Scientific Inquiry||Learn to execute, analyze and communicate science in an active learning course||Fall|
|Team Research Course Semester 1||Course-based team research experience led by Wright State science and math faculty||Spring|
|Optional Summer Research||Optional summer research experience with volunteer and fellowship options||Summer|
|Team Research Course Semester 2||Continuation of spring course-based research experience||Fall|
At the conclusion of your ASK Program experience, you will be guided into other research opportunities both on and off-campus. This may include independent research opportunities within departments of the College of Science and Mathematics, departmental honors programs, or internship opportunities off-campus with local businesses or the Air Force Research Laboratories.
As a Wright State College of Science and Mathematics alumni with a B.S. in biological sciences and an M.S. in microbiology and immunology, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research on campus during the completion of the bachelor’s degree. My experience in undergraduate research was the turning point in focusing my career goals. Undergraduate research provides you with invaluable insight into science and scientific fields, something that cannot be experienced in the classroom setting.
Have questions about the ASK Program? Email the director.
*This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1742339.