☷Fostering Fulfillment for USMA Cadet Character Development
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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Cadets Hutter , Adams and Vinnedge continue work on their projects in preparation for Projects Day 2022 . ) Cadets Hutter , Adams and Vinnedge continue work on their projects in preparation for Projects Day 2022 . ) Cadets at West Point taking ' Colloquium in Psychology ' prepared a project on Cadet fulfillment for Project Days 2022 taking place April 27 , 2022 , on West Point , N . Y . In their presentation , they will explain the problem , review relevant research , and then present an evidence - based solution to help create a culture that supports a Cadet’s ability to find success and meaningfulness at West Point separate from their performance . ) West Point , N . Y . – Cadets in the United States Military Academy’s ( USMA ) Colloquium in Psychology course sought to find answers to a research question related to fulfillment: How can West Point create a culture that supports a Cadet’s ability to find success and meaningfulness at West Point separate from their performance “As future Army officers , we will be entrusted with America’s sons and daughters . We will be entrusted to ensure their safety , morale , and readiness among other things , ” Cadet Jeremiah Adams said . In their presentation on Projects Day 2022 , they will explain the problem , review relevant research , and then present an evidence - based solution . The Colloquium in Psychology course serves as the integrative experience course for Cadets majoring in psychology . The course requires students to combine knowledge gained throughout their time at USMA , both in and out of the major , with novel course content to develop a solution to a complex , ill - defined problem for a client , specifically , USMA’s Character Integration Advisory Group ( CIAG ) . The course requires students to combine knowledge gained throughout their time at USMA , both in and out of the major , with novel course content to develop a solution to a complex , ill - defined problem for a client , specifically , USMA’s CIAG . The course is centered around a mentor - enabled , student - led group project designed to answer the question: How can the science of psychology influence the development of leaders of character and cultivate a culture of character growth Under this umbrella , numerous specific questions were proposed by the CIAG that address different problems . Jeremiah and fellow USMA Cadet , Megan Hutter , chose to tackle this specific problem set . “Meeting the expectations of a commissioned officer requires a sense of identity , purpose , and inspiration that cannot remain rooted in superficial motivations , ” said Hutter . “The Army demands leaders who are not only able to find meaning within their own tasks and aspirations but who are capable of instilling that in their peers and subordinates . ” West Point ' s 23rd annual Projects Day will showcase more than 400 research projects by over 1 , 000 cadets! We welcome and celebrate the over 80 external partners and West Point faculty who contributed to these cadet - led projects . Follow along by signing up for the Projects Day App and learn more about the Academics at West Point . About West Point The U . S . Military Academy at West Point is a four - year , co - educational , federal , liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City . It was founded in 1802 as America ' s first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader - development institution , consistently ranked among top colleges in the country . Its mission remains constant—to educate , train , and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty , Honor , Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U . S . Army . For more information about the academy , go to www . westpoint . edu .
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