MEDIA ADVISORY: New WSU Summer Cougar Quest Underway

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

During weeklong sessions (July 22-27 and July 29-Aug. 3), students will live on the WSU campus in Pullman, work with WSU faculty members and enjoy activities, including using the new 160,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center.

This week’s 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.

Some highlights include:

12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday (July 26) is archaeological survey and mapping.
Place: Parking lot and field on Ellis Way.
8:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 1) Doctor for a Day with Debra Sellon.
Place: Lobby of Vet Teaching Hospital
12:30-3:30 p.m. both Fridays (July 27 and Aug. 2) Robot Construction with Carl Wells.
Place: Dana Hall, Room 136
Students will stay in university residence halls with live-in counselors and have their meals in a WSU dining center.

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.”