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Updated: September 1, 2013 6:26AM

Benedictine University, Lisle

Honors: Kristine Gohsman of Libertyville, a student in the Master of Business Administration program, was inducted into the University’s chapter of Sigma Beta Delta recently. Sigma Beta Delta is a national honor society in business, management and administration. Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average in the top 20 percent of their graduating class to be eligible for membership.

Michigan Technological University. Houghton

Scholars: Nearly 150 high school students recently participated in the Engineering Scholars Program at MTU that gives high-school students a week-long look at different areas of engineering, including mechanical, computer, environmental, electrical, chemical, biomedical, civil, geological and materials. Among the students were the following from the local area: Samuel Traynoff from Wadsworth and Grace Kluchka from Winthrop Harbor. Participants have all taken part in a highly competitive scholarship process to be accepted. The program gives students with an aptitude in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics a chance to investigate future career options. Students also get a taste of college life by spending the week living in Michigan Tech’s residence halls, eating in the dining halls, exploring campus, and meeting diverse peers.

Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

Scholar: Holly Sprow of Ingleside participated in the Summer Scholars Program in Biology and Biomedical Research. Sprow will be a freshman at the university when the fall semester begins. The seven-week Summer Scholars program offers students the opportunity to get a head start on scientific research and their college careers. The program is designed to meet the needs of interested students from a variety of backgrounds, providing accessible, yet challenging research opportunities. Students are selected for the program based on their academic background, interest in scientific research, an essay and teacher recommendations. Students must submit a freshman application to WU and indicate an interest in one of the sciences offered by the College of Arts & Sciences or in biomedical engineering or biological and engineering sciences through the School of Engineering & Applied Science. In the first week of the program, students work together in the lab to master selected basic research skills, including techniques used in molecular biology. For the following six weeks, they work with a mentor in a research lab to apply these tools to research problems.

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