About the Program
1. Why did you wish to be in the Developing Scholars Program?
- I value the experience that I can receive from the Developing Scholars Program.
- I think it is a good opportunity for me to get to know the professors in my field on a more personal level. To have undergraduate research experience.
- I saw DSP as an opportunity to participate in an academic program that will put me ahead of my fellow students who, unfortunately, didn't get this opportunity. I'm learning how to research new information and am getting to meet professionals in a real-world, professional workplace.
- It seemed like a very prestigious program that could give me excellent experience for my future endeavors.
2. What are your responsibilities in the Developing Scholars Program?
- My responsibilities are to do well in school and to represent the program to the best of my abilities.
- To learn research techniques and apply them to my project.
- I am responsible for working 6 -10 hours on a research project with my faculty mentor. I am also responsible for attending monthly meetings of DSP students. I already completed a first-year seminar class.
- As a Developing Scholar, I am responsible for making sure I balance my time to be able to fully participate in a research project, demonstrate capability in academics, and attend monthly meetings with other scholars. At the end of the spring semester, I will also be responsible for putting together a poster presentation for a DSP meeting where I will also see what the other scholars have been working on.
- To work 10 hours a week, produce good information from my research, and keep my grades up.
3. Have you seen any benefits to being in the program? Explain.
- I have seen a great amount of benefit in being in this program. I met many professionals who can further my career. With my mentor, my school work is significantly improving, and I have a new respect for myself.
- Yes, I have developed relationships with faculty members, and also I have been introduced to upperclassmen determined and dedicated to the attainment of their goals.
- Yes, being in DSP has helped me in many ways, one of the biggest being that it gives me a snapshot of what graduate school research might be like.
- Yes, I feel like I am more recognized on campus because I am associated with the Developing Scholars Program. I also feel that my professors automatically assume that I am a talented individual when they see that I am a Developing Scholar.
- Yes, my article was published my freshman year. Then, in my second year I helped develop and produce a video for K-State Research and Extension.
- Yes, I have made numerous contacts around the university. From best friends to esteemed professors and faculty members, I feel these people will be a beneficial asset to my college career. I know they would be willing to write a letter of recommendation or be there if I ever have a question about education or life in general.
4. Do you feel that participation in DSP has (1) advanced you beyond your peers; (2) made no difference in your advancement; (3) put you behind your peers? Explain.
- Yes, it has given opportunities that many other students do not get to experience.
- It has advanced me beyond my peers, and by participating in the DSP program, I've seen what it takes to be a successful researcher, and from that I feel I am one step closer to solidifying my success in the future.
- It has advanced me beyond my peers because I have mentors besides my advisors. I have also been able to produce accomplishments that many undergrad students don't experience.
- I believe that the skills I have gained in DSP are those that the graduate/professional schools are looking for in their applicants.