Ever wonder what Honors students do during the summer? Honors Ambassadors and students will be taking you into their 2017 summer routines via photos. Katie Neilson is living near WSU’s Honors College and doing all that south central Kansas has to offer: working in aviation, visiting the Cosmosphere, making pottery (in the absence of burning herself in a glassblowing studio), and seeking shelter from the weather.
My name is Katie, I’ll be a junior majoring in Materials Engineering and minoring in Physics, and this summer I’m interning for Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kansas as a stress engineer. I’m staying on the campus of Wichita State University this summer, which has their own honors program (BUT IT’S IN THE DORM???).
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about Kansas, it’s that the weather has no chill. It’s either in the high 90s or storming so bad the building feels like it’s about to fall over. FUN FACT! The building I work in was hit by a tornado in 2013. Kansas, am I right?
At my internship, I’m working on the structural repair manual for the 737-7 MAX. Don’t worry, I’ll give you all the insider secrets here.
It’s been a pretty decent summer thus far, but can’t wait to get back to Ames to do some research. Oh, and best of all….. MY BROTHER IS GOING TO BE AN FHP STUDENT IN THE FALL!
Keep on honors-ing! (#honorsisaverb? I tried ⭐️)