Ogden College of Science & Engineering
We empower students through applied research, internships, and professional opportunities. Passionate and creative faculty research advisors provide close mentorship of research students sustaining a vibrant academic culture in tune with the needs of our community – the classroom to community connection. Internships provide experience and the opportunity to demonstrate skills, expand competencies and work with professionals.
We connect students to their future professions through an innovative experience-based education grounded in practice. We embrace complex problems, ask hard questions and discover real solutions.
We serve our community with active outreach and the development of our regional economy with work-force ready graduates. Students engaged in research and internships succeed in their studies and have greater professional advancement and career opportunities.
We offer the following majors:
Leigh “Caroline” Reed, a Pre-Dental student from Lebanon, Ky. has the unique experience of transferring back to WKU after being away for a semester at UK. Reed says of the experience, “I didn’t realize how good I had it here and it was like coming back home when I returned to WKU”.
She is involved in many organizations including Ogden Ambassadors, Alpha Delta Pi, Best Buddies, Global Brigades and Interlaced Ministries. She chose WKU because of the smaller class sizes, GSP, and Honor’s Programs. She is currently doing a practicum with Dr. Barbee, a local dentist. She also worked at a clinic in Panama administering fluoride treatments to children. This was an amazing opportunity that WKU has provided for her to give back to the world.
She plans on applying for dental school and is looking at an opportunity with the military which would help fund her dental school in return for serving as a dentist on a base for a specified amount of time.
Caroline says the Hilltopper Spirit is a genuine passion and a friendliness. She is a wonderful example of the Hilltopper Spirit and we wish her all the best!
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