AMRE ’15 project works with Goodyear

Have you ever thought about what could go wrong if the tires on your car were faulty?  Tires may seem like simple rubber objects in comparison to the complex vehicles they support, but a team of College of Wooster students learned that it takes a variety of science and engineering techniques to ensure that modern […]

Anna Claspy ’16 assembles a museum exhibition

Having never researched medical history, Anna Claspy, Class of 2016, did not believe she was qualified for her APEX Fellowship at the Medical History Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.  With the support of her APEX mentors and her drive to challenge herself, Anna extracted an Independent Study thesis without intention. Anna Claspy is a history major […]

APEX Fellow Marcus Carano ’16 works with philanthropy

Not many college students can say that they had a major role in being awarded a $20,000 grant, however, Marcus Carano, Class of 2016, is an exception.  Marcus, a history major here at the College of Wooster, and a resident of Akron, Ohio received an APEX Fellowship to work with the Akron Community Foundation.  The […]

From full-time student to summer park ranger, Macy Conrad ’18

By spending her summer working as a park ranger at the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers at Deer Creek Lake in Sterling, Ohio, Macy Conrad, Class of 2018, discovered a better understanding of her geological interest. Macy’s summer internship experience was funded through an APEX Fellowship.  During her internship, she led tours of the dam […]

Ruben Quinteros ’17 gained professional experience right here in Wooster

Juggling responsibilities between two business entities in The City of Wooster proved to be a challenge for Ruben Quinteros, Class of 2017.  However, Ruben’s difficulties proved beneficial in the end because he was able to enhance his statistical skills and excelled in other areas he did not expect. Ruben, an economics major from Ciudad del […]

Ari Pompas ’15 participates in Health Coaches program

Originally from Miami, Florida, Ari Pompas ’15 is a pre-med Biology major at the College. He was one of the students who participated in the Community Care Network’s Health Coaches program held by the College in partnership with Wooster Community Hospitals. The program involved participating in a semester long course in spring 2013; at the […]

Aidan Conley ’16 pursues interest in the entrepreneurship sector

Business Economics major, Aidan Conley ’16 knew his passion lay in the entrepreneurship sector because he loves problem solving and the fast moving energy in such an environment. Originally from Kansas, Aidan works closely with Director of Entrepreneurship, Dr. Peter Abramo on some projects at Wooster. He first met Dr. Abramo when he took his […]

Taelor Moran ’17 used APEX to help her choose a fitting academic path

  Taelor Moran ’15 (a Biology major from Atlanta, GA) was – like many other first years – confused about which academic path she wanted to pursue when she first arrived at Wooster. To help her make this decision, her First-Year Seminar professor recommended that she seek the help of the Career Planning office in […]

Andrew Beck ’17 has used the Learning Center’s resources extensively

Andrew Beck ’17 (A history major and biology minor from Atlanta, Georgia) looked into the College of Wooster’s resources for people with learning disabilities even before he came here and was impressed with what APEX at Wooster would offer to help him with dyslexia. A goalie for Wooster’s soccer team, Andrew believes that the skills […]

Gentry Kerwood ’15 did research on campus for two summers

Gentry Kerwood ’15 (a Biochemistry Molecular Biology major from Pittsburgh, PA) has done research for two consecutive summers with the Chair of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, Dean Fraga. Both summers, Kerwood worked with the same family of enzymes and tried to find the tool to prove a particular hypothesis; in fact, that project […]

Gretchen Heideloff ’15 maximizes APEX’s resources over four years

  Psychology major and Spanish minor, Gretchen Heideloff ’15 has used a range of APEX’s resources over her four years at Wooster. Like for many other first years, Heideloff transition into college was not as smooth as she had hoped. Even though APEX wasn’t yet established as an integrated organization, Heideloff’s Resident Assistant recommended that […]

Minsung Kim ’15 plans to attend architecture school

Originally from South Korea, physics and studio art double major, Minsung Kim ’15 hopes to attend architecture graduate school in 2018, after he has served time in the military back at home. In summer 2014, Minsung was connected to a lot of architects through Ryan Ozar, Associate Director for Internships in APEX. He had the […]