"One of my favorite parts about the program were the people. Everyone came from different places all around the world with different races, religions, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, sexual orientations, and ways of thinking about problems. Despite our differences, we all shared a common interest in learning about the problems that face the world. The wide variety of viewpoints that I encountered during the two weeks I spent at WashU have shaped some of my own viewpoints, and that is something I will forever cherish."
-- Caroline, rising junior, High School Summer Institute student from Evanston, Illinois
"My favorite part about the program has been collaborating with my classmates. We all come from a variety of backgrounds and bring unique experiences and perspectives to the table. Not only have we learned a great deal about engineering, but we have had the opportunity to learn a lot about each other as well."
-- Joel, rising junior, High School Summer Institute student from Cincinnati, Ohio
"Attending this program was one of the best decisions of my life. The courses were engaging and challenging, and the professors were always willing to help with any questions. The support I got from my peers and from the staff both academically and socially made it easier to transition to the college-like environment. Also, the diversity within the program allowed for an inclusive environment for everyone and the opportunity to see things and learn from different perspectives. The experiences, relationships, and knowledge I've gained will not be forgotten."
-- Jasmine, rising senior, High School Summer Scholars Program student from Houston, Texas
"My time here at the WashU has truly been an amazing experience. I came into this class knowing close to nothing about philosophy, neuroscience, or psychology, but I came out of it with a deep desire to pursue it even further and learn so much more about each subject. The professor was amazingly insightful, with the lessons incorporating a blend of lectures and class discussions, and overall it was just an academic experience that is unlike any other in the St. Louis area."
-- Louis, rising junior, High School Summer Institute student from St. Louis, Missouri