Where can applied learning at Wichita State take you? Just ask our current students and recent grads who've taken advantage of our unmatched opportunities to discover their dream careers, conduct groundbreaking research and, ultimately, make a positive impact on their futures—and the lives of others.

Melissa Rocha video

Freshman uses past to inspire others

Melissa Rocha is a biomedical engineering major who discovered her passion through attending Wichita State engineering camps as a kid. Now as a camp counselor, she works with WSU's SEEDS program to help inspire children like herself.

Suzie Garcia playing with child at the CDC.
 
The CDC at Wichita State has prepared me as a social worker by exposing me to a younger age group, children with different backgrounds, and interaction techniques that I can use in my practice of social work.
Suzie Wright, social work major, Child Development Center at Wichita State 

 

It's so different when I'm sitting there with a girl telling me her story and she's 16. There's so much emotion in it. If I didn't have that applied learning, I don't think I would be as good when I graduate because I don't have that experience.
Rheanna Pierce, social work graduate student, Rise Up for Youth Inc.  

 

Before the internship, it felt like I was learning because I had to. Now, I'm in the internship, applying what I'm learning and doing what I love.
Jimmy Vu, computer science major, Ennovar 

 Success stories

Tammy Dorsey
One in 10 babies suffers from fetal acidosis, or a lack of oxygen during birth. Mother of five and Wichita State University student Tammy Dorsey has developed the Pedi-Cell, a noninvasive diagnostic tool that will close a huge clinical gap in the prenatal industry and make child birth safer.
Etzanoa
Professor Donald Blakeslee knew something was different about this place. What he didn't expect, however, was the immediate response he would receive from around the world.
Luis Cisneros
Luis Cisneros spent 10 weeks interning at NASA in Mountain View, California. Some of the hands-on experience he received was working on the Mars 2020 mission, as well as working with electric vertical takeoff landing vehicles that are human operated and is what we envision of flying cars.
Grant Cohen
Senior Grant Cohen believes that big dreams can lead to bigger opportunities. He proved this by landing a dream internship with the Washington Redskins summer.
Shocker Studios
Shocker Studios is a unique and growing facility where students can work in state-of-the-art video, audio, animation and gaming studios.
Biology interns working at a local brewery.
As a new intern at a local brewery, Wichita State biology student Alex Zeorlin is learning the finer points of lab testing beer from fellow student Alexandrea Feldkamp, WSU's first intern at Wichita Brewing Co.