Cameron Waites

Honors Health Sciences Major

As a participant in the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor’s Michigan in Washington Program, I interned full-time at the Association of American Universities in D.C. while attending evening classes full-time as well. One course in particular stands out still to this day: I partook in a 'Politics of Theatre' course, in which we studied current political themes in the context of viewing relevant D.C. plays, and shared post-performance discussions with cast members. During my internship at AAU, I completed a graphics project on the pandemic influenza virus H1N1 which was subsequently presented to members of Congress and the NIH to illustrate the benefits of sustained federal investment in university biomedical research. Representing AAU, I also attended congressional committee meetings on the Hill and drafted documents for the health, higher education, and scientific communities.

At the University of Michigan-Flint, we foster educational excellence through undergraduate research. This unique experience has been a key factor in broadening the horizons, and enriching the lives of over 300 students in the history of the UM-Flint honors program.

What is undergraduate research? It involves students working one-on-one with specialists in the field, both at UM-Flint, and at campuses throughout the United States and abroad. The off-campus study semester is funded by a scholarship of up to $3,000 and usually taken the summer of the junior or senior year.

As with any adventure, the Honors Program will enhance your life personally and professionally. And you have the chance to develop relationships with people you meet during your study and experience life in another culture.

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Cameron Waites

"As a participant in the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor’s Michigan in Washington Program, I interned full-time at the Association of American Universities in D.C. while attending evening classes full-time as well. One course in particular stands out still to this day: I partook in a 'Politics of Theatre' course, in which we studied current political themes in the context of viewing relevant D.C. plays, and shared post-performance discussions with cast members. During my internship at AAU, I completed a graphics project on the pandemic influenza virus H1N1 which was subsequently presented to members of Congress and the NIH to illustrate the benefits of sustained federal investment in university biomedical research. Representing AAU, I also attended congressional committee meetings on the Hill and drafted documents for the health, higher education, and scientific communities." ~ Cameron Waites, Health Sciences Major: Michigan in Washington Program