Exercise science isn’t something undergraduates can learn just sitting in a classroom. It requires hours of applied, hands-on experience, not to mention familiarity with today’s state-of-the-art anthropometric and metabolic equipment. And it doesn’t hurt for students who are going on to graduate school to have had some real research experience under their belts, either.
Joy Stickley’s proudest day will arrive May 7 when she walks across the stage at Aurora University to collect a diploma. But it won’t be hers.
Seventh-grade students at the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School at Aurora University last week took a “field trip” to explore shipwrecks at the bottom of Wisconsin’s Geneva Lake – all without leaving their classroom or even getting wet.
The Schmidgall Family Foundation has awarded $39,600 to Aurora University to provide scholarships so that financially vulnerable high school students can attend the university’s new Michael J. Birck Innovation Engineering Program.
Several campus departments are helping students prepare for Finals Week, May 1–4.