by Pamela Young, Published April 19, 2011
YPSILANTI - Kristal Davis, an Eastern Michigan University student majoring in political science, has been chosen to participate in a national program designed to foster careers in political science.
Davis, a junior from Detroit, will attend the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) July 5-7 at Duke University in Durham, N.C. The program encourages underrepresented groups of students to continue their education and pursue academic careers in political science. Davis is only the fifth Michigan student selected to participate in the program since its inception in 1986.
Sponsored by the American Political Science Association (APSA) and supported by a National Science Foundation grant, the Institute helps students improve their writing, research and analytical skills to give them a more competitive edge. Davis will attend classes and workshops, meet leading political scientists and learn more about political science career opportunities.
The Institute is named after Ralph Bunche, a Nobel Prize winner and former APSA president.