the summer, there were many things of note that happened. Here are
SIFE Team Among Top National Teams
CSU, Chico’s Students in Free Enterprise team matched its educational
outreach projects against other teams at the 2004 SIFE National Competition
in Kansas City in May 2004. The team brought home a third place award
in the ethics category for the Wise Kid Healthy Kid Youth Entrepreneurship
Camp. Narrowly missing out on advancing to the top four final round
of competition, the team finished sixth in the nation.
Political Scientist in Latvia on Fulbright
Donna Kemp, Political Science, received a Fulbright Fellowship for
Eurofaculty. She taught two courses at University of Latvia in Riga
in August 2004 and continued her research on health. Kemp’s
fields of expertise are public policy, particularly health, mental
health, and disaster policies.
‘Everyday’ Photos Receive Extraordinary Recognition
Byron Wolfe, Communication Design, received the 2004 Santa Fe Center
for Photography’s Prize for Photography for his collection “Everyday:
A Poetic Diary with Pictures.” The prize recognizes a gifted
photographer who has completed a meaningful body of work. The award
includes $5,000, to be used to introduce a completed project to a
larger audience, and participation in Review Santa Fe, the only juried
photography portfolio review event in the United States.
MESA Program Scholarships Exceed $1 Million
In August, the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)
program received $389,596 from the National Science Foundation for
scholarships to engineering/math and computer science students with
financial need. The proposal submitted by program director Paul Villegas
will provide 29 students with $12,500 each over four years. This is
the fourth NSF-funded MESA scholarship program, and it brings total
scholarship awards to more than $1 million.