Xiyue Li ‘16 of Needham, Mass. and Mary DePascale ‘16 of Eliot, Maine are spending their summer at Wesleyan. Xiyue is participating in the Quantitative Analysis Center’s Apprenticeship Program, where she’s taking morning classes and workshops in statistical analysis and statistical software. In the afternoon, she’s working on economics research with Gary Yohe, the Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies.
“I’m really enjoying my summer on campus, for the incredible opportunity to learn and work closely with my professor and the time I can spend with my college friends,” Xiyue said.
Mary is a Summer Session student. She recently completed the PSYC 258 course, “Positive Psychology” and the ENGL 290 course, “Place, Character and Design: Techniques in Writing Nonfiction and Fiction,” during Summer Session I, held May 28-June 26.
Now she’s working on psychometric research with Steve Stemler, associate professor of psychology.
“This is my first summer on campus, and I’m definitely enjoying being here. I liked my classes and working with Professor Stemler is a great opportunity,” Mary said.