New WSU Summer Cougar Quest Offers Students Grades 7-12 Chance to Work with Faculty

Note to broadcast media: Schoepflin is pronounced “Shef-Lin”

PULLMAN, Wash. — Summer Cougar Quest, a new Washington State University program, offers students entering grades 7-12 opportunities to work in many of the university’s nationally recognized programs.

During weeklong sessions, students will live on the WSU campus, work with WSU faculty members and enjoy activities, including using the new 160,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center.

Students will stay in university residence halls with live-in counselors and have their meals in a WSU dining center.

The July 22-27 program is for those entering grades 7-8 this fall. The July 29-Aug. 3 program is for those entering grades 9-12 this fall.

Students registering will select — first come, first served — their choice of morning and afternoon discovery and exploration workshops, offered three hours a day over the five-day program. Topics include agricultural science, veterinary medicine, journalism, Latin music, puzzles and problem-solving techniques, mechanical engineering, archeology, Web page development, French and French culture through cartoons, and learning about cultures through foods.

Linda Schoepflin, WSU Summer Session director, said Summer Cougar Quest is an “excellent opportunity for students to make new friends, work with caring counselors and have fun learning. They will experience academic interests in a hands-on environment without pressures.”

The fee is $395 per student. For more information, including a registration form, visit or call 509/335-1235. Registration deadline is June 25. Registration after that date will be accepted if space is available.