The Watkins Visiting Professorhip in Life Sciences fund was established with contribution from the Watkins Foundation to bring distinguished scientists to the Wichita State university Campus.
The primary frocus of the fund is the Visiting Professorship program. Visiting scientists give lectures, demonstrations, or other presentations about their research which further both the science education of students and scientific research of our faculty. Typically, each natural science department in Fairmount College (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Physics) hosts a guest scientist each year.
The fund may also offer summer fellowships to regional high school teachers, community college faculty, and small college faculty, whose areas of interests are related to the life sciences. Summer fellowship opportunities are subject to annual funding availability.