This spring, the new Honors Experiential Learning (EXCEL) program is seeking pioneering students who want to dive deeply into a project while advancing the service mission of West Virginia University. The EXCEL program supports students in multi-semester experiential learning, such as research, creative arts, internships, study abroad & community engagement.
All current second year students at WVU are invited to attend a workshop to learn more about how to prepare a successful proposal to the new Honors EXCEL program.
Program director Dr. Dana Huebert Lima will lead several workshops throughout January:
Monday, January 14 from 5 to 5:50 p.m., Advanced Engineering Research Building, Room 135 (Evansdale Campus)
Tuesday, January 22 from 4 to 4:30 p.m., Brooks Hall, Room 225 (Downtown Campus)
Wednesday, January 30 from 4 to 4:30 p.m., Health Sciences North, Room 1905 (Health Sciences Campus)
Honors EXCEL program applications will be accepted from February 1 to April 1, 2019. If you have not already met with Dr. Dana Huebert Lima, it is recommended you attend a workshop on how to develop a successful proposal.
In the Honors EXCEL program, admitted students will receive mentoring and funding for a passion project. Students will earn 6 experiential learning credits over a 3-4 semester time frame. Projects may fall into one of these areas:
- Disciplinary research
- Internships, externships, or co-ops
- Creative work
- Study abroad or global engagement
- Community engagement or development
- Interdisiplinary projects