Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning (UREL)

Give to the Applying Scientific Knowledge (ASK) Program

The College of Science and Mathematics values the role of student experiential learning during the educational process. The Applying Scientific Knowledge (ASK) Program is an experiential learning program in the College of Science and Mathematics that provides a pathway into cutting-edge research opportunities for early undergraduate students with COSM research faculty on the Wright State University campus.

Our goal is a paid, discipline-related work experience for all CoSM majors. In order to reach that goal, we need your help. Donations have always been the driving force for providing the unique opportunity to be a paid undergraduate researcher. While we have leveraged that pathway to successfully apply for an external grant from the National Science Foundation, the grant can only support a small subset of CoSM students.  Your investment in the ASK Program allows for the expansion and long-term continuation of this valuable student experiential learning opportunity.

We thank all of our donors for the contributions they have made to our program, providing our students with invaluable experiences during their undergraduate careers, and the opportunity to gain essential skills and knowledge, helping them to achieve their career goals. 

Gifts to the ASK Program can be large or small. Your gift to the ASK Program will provide funding for student project supplies, and a student summer fellowship stipend, as well as program personnel and programming needs to maintain and continue this essential student experience. Gifts can be annual gifts, one-time gifts, multi-year pledges, planned gifts within your will or estate plans or, a combination of any of the aforementioned.

Ways gifts can enrich the ASK Program:

  • $500—Provides supply money for one summer student fellowship 
  • $2,500—Funds one team project 
  • $4,000—Funds one student summer fellowship with student stipend and supply money