Spirit Strong Scholars participate in a retreat, academic success workshops, one-on-one coaching, and tutoring throughout the 2022-2023 academic year. Additionally, scholars will receive peer mentoring from a current College of Engineering major and professional mentoring from a practicing engineer at Spirit AeroSystems.
Spirit Strong Scholars Retreat
All scholars selected for the program must participate in the Spirit Strong Scholars
Retreat on Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 9:00am - 5:00pm on the Wichita State campus. The retreat will include teambuilding activities and
a special orientation to the College of Engineering.
Academic Success Workshops
Scholars will participate in workshops throughout the academic year. Workshops will
focus on topics such as setting and achieving goals, identifying ways to use your
natural strengths to be successful, financial management, and career planning. Specific
dates and times will be set at the beginning of each semester.
Spirit Strong Scholars will receive individual coaching on personal and academic success
throughout the year. Coaching sessions will be tailored to each scholar's needs, and
may include topics such as time management, study skills, or self-care. Scholars will
receive coaching from the College of Engineering's Success Coach and/or Assistant Dean for Student Success.
Peer & Professional Mentoring
Spirit Strong Scholars will be paired with two mentors. One mentor will be a current
College of Engineering student (your peer mentor), and the second will be a practicing
engineer at Spirit AeroSystems (your professional mentor). These mentors can provide
advice, support, and encouragement as you navigate your first year at Wichita State.
GEEKS Tutoring Sessions
The College of Engineering has a free, drop-in tutoring center called GEEKS. Scholars will be required to spend at least two hours per week receiving tutoring
from GEEKS throughout the fall and spring semesters.