I never really thought about this when I was in college, but university professors don’t just take the summer as a time to sleep in and lay on the beach for three months. With an open schedule, many professors are able to use the summer months as a time to learn new skills or brush up on old ones.
For example, mechanical engineering professor Dr. Kenneth Van Treuren will be spending eight weeks this summer at Boeing, getting a firsthand look at the practical application of engineering as it relates to ongoing research at the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft.
Van Treuren was one of just nine university professors selected for Boeing’s Welliver Faculty Fellowship program. As a result of his experiences this summer, Van Treuren will be better equipped to help his students this fall develop the right skills to be successful in their careers.
Sic ’em, Baylor professors, for so valuing your students’ educations!