Hands-On Engineering Experience with Day1: EDGE

“This experience has impacted me in many ways, including the sense of being a part of something bigger than myself. I have really enjoyed my opportunity to study and work with an engineering design team in order to solve a problem,” – Ben Staubus, a Day1: EDGE student who just completed his first semester in […]

Immersed in the Sciences from Day1

  For many people, coming to college is an anxiety-ridden time. Like many freshmen, I had what felt like a million worries about starting college. What would my major be? Would I do well in my classes? How and where would I find friends? After my first week of Watershed, almost all those worries had […]

Phun with Phriends: Why I Love the Phage Day1 Program

When asked about my favorite class this year, my answer has been, without fail, the Phage Day 1 Lab.  While not everyone shares my enthusiasm for mixing viruses with bacteria and growing them on Petri dishes (it does sound a little odd, if you think about it), I can honestly say that joining the Phage […]

STEM Is for Everybody – Day1: Watershed From A Music Student’s Perspective

I joined the Day1: Watershed program purely out of curiosity and the “Why not?” spirit. When I saw postings about the program, I said, “Why not?” and promptly requested more information. From the perspective of a music student, the Day1 program is a fun and challenging program to be a part of. It has given […]