Washington State University Office of the Provost
Transformational Change Initiative
The LAUNCH program facilitates students’ early connection with, and involvement in, high-impact learning opportunities (e.g., research, outreach, global education, creative activity, internships, intellectual competitions, etc.). It does so using a peer-mentoring model in which students already involved in experiential learning mentor students participating in program workshops. In this manner, LAUNCH provides opportunities for personal growth and skills development for both peer mentors and students participating in the program.
For students engaged in the program, LAUNCH facilitates:
- Early awareness of the diverse experiential learning opportunities.
- Appreciation for the value of participating in experiential learning opportunities while at WSU.
- Alignment of personal values and experiential learning opportunities in a manner that strengthens skills development and personal growth.
- Development of a personal action plan for locating, assessing, and securing an experiential learning opportunity.
For students serving as peer mentors, LAUNCH facilitates development in:
- Mentoring and teaching
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Communication skills
- Planning and time-management
|Abby Martin||Business||Business Marketing||Communication|
|Anna McDonald||Arts and Sciences||Biology; Computer Science|
|Audrey Almeira||Arts and Sciences||Psychology; Neuroscience|
|Bryan Hannon||Arts and Sciences||General Biology (Pre-Medicine)|
|Debi Bekalu||Engineering||Architectural Studies||Construction Management|
|Emily Kophs||Arts and Sciences||Biology|
|Jerzee Pigford||Arts and Sciences||General Biology||Spanish|
|Lahra Ahearn||Arts and Sciences||Psychology; Human Development|
|Makinley Davis||Arts and Sciences||Biology|
|Megan Bradley||Arts and Sciences/Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences||Environmental & Ecosystem Science; Earth Science||Water Resource Science & Management Certificate
|Meghan Gorman||Arts and Sciences||Psychology||Human Development|
|Nikki Hazelett||Arts and Sciences||Psychology||Criminal Justice; Human Development|
|Rachel Fox||Arts and Sciences||Digital Technology and Culture; Criminal Justice||Fine Arts|
|Tannia Moyer||Arts and Sciecnes||Psychology|
|Vanessa Moran||Engineering and Architecture||Computer Engineering|
|Vivian Saechao||Education||Nutrition and Exercise Physiology|