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Building Connections

Kummer Student Programs is building powerful connections that join the classroom with the ever-evolving world of innovation. One of the ways we’re doing that is by pairing alumni with students to guide and mentor them as they expand their idea of what it means to be an innovator.

From mentoring a Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellow through the Ph.D. journey to leading small groups grounded in our focus areas, the opportunities for you to have an impact are endless.

Our 5 areas of focus:

  • Entrepreneurship: conceiving, designing and building systems that create economic and social value.
  • Social responsibility: evaluating impact for the betterment of society.
  • Research: questioning the status quo, reevaluating what we think we know and then learning more.
  • Design and build: translating the abstract into systems that add value to the world.
  • Leadership: uniting people behind a common goal.


There's a great sense of fulfillment in helping in some small way with their preparation for high impact careers."

— John Lovitt, MS CSci'70
2021 Alumni of Influence Honoree, member of the Board of Trustees, and an entrepreneurship guide for Kummer Student Programs

Interested in supporting students?

If you have an idea for how your experience and insight can contribute to student learning in any of the five areas of focus, please contact Dr. Rachel Kohman, director of Kummer Student Programs.

Email  573-341-6230