Campus Programs

Pre-Collegiate

  • P12 Initiative, in the Ohio State College of Education and Human Ecology, compiles a list of STEM Summer Camps, including but not exclusively, those targeted to diverse groups.
  • Making Space for All: This is a weekly webinar series hosted by the OSU Department of Astronomy, the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics, and SciAccess. It takes place live every Thursday at 3:00 PM ET- click this Zoom link to join. This series is dedicated to showcasing the work of underrepresented students and scientists in the astrophysics community. Each week features an interview with an astronomy researcher who answers questions from the public on various space science topics. This is an all-ages program that includes ASL interpreting and live captioning. Please click here for the schedule of upcoming episodes.
  • BioEyes -A partnership between researchers andK-12schools to bring hands-on experiments to K-12 classrooms.Here at Ohio State, the Molecular Genetics program participates in BioEyes. Contact: Dr. Sharon Amacher

Undergraduate

  • Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Program to help increase underrepresented student success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
  • Minority Engineering Program – Program to help increase the graduation numbers through our outreach efforts, recruitment, retention services, and strategic programming by expose, educate, engage, and enhance the experiences of our historically underrepresented minority engineering students including African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, and Native Americans in the College of Engineering.
  • Women in Engineering (WiE) Program – Established in order to increase the participation of women within the engineering profession.
  • Improving Optometric Careers (I-DOC) – An intensive 3-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry where participants can learn the fundamentals about vision health, shadow eye examinations, tour the college and clinics and gain a better understanding of the importance of diversity in health care.
  • ASPIRE Program – Spring & Summer program that aims to provide research experience for Ohio State undergraduate students from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups who aspire to become medical doctors, clinician scientists, or basic science researchers by earning an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD degree.
  • SACNAS/ABRCMS Bound Buckeyes – The Undergraduate Research Office and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion have joined forces with the SACNAS Chapter at Ohio State to offer undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to attend the SACNAS and ABRCMS National Conferences during Fall Semester. Students must be currently conducting research in STEM fields (including social and behavioral sciences).
  • Community College Research Program – 1-year program by the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) where students can be involved in a wide range of research projects.
  • Destination Ohio State University (DOSU) Bridge Program – A post-bachelor program aimed to increase the number of underrepresented minority (URM) students who complete a bachelor’s degree in STEM majors and to make them competitive for Ph.D. programs.
  • Polaris: Polaris is an undergraduate mentorship program that strives to improve aggregate retention of underrepresented students in the Department of Physics and the Department of Astronomy. It is a partnership between undergraduate and graduate physics and astronomy students who are dedicated to fostering a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible undergraduate experience. Additional details can be found here.
  • Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) – The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Ohio State is designed to help historically underrepresented students explore opportunities for graduate study and academic careers.
  • Panama: Through the Lens of Agriculture, Sustainability and Diversity – Study abroad program targeting barriers faced by low-income, first-gen, and multicultural students

Post-Baccalaureate & Graduate

  • Discovery Prep Program – PREP is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded program that provides an intense research experience in outstanding research facilities with leading investigators at The Ohio State University.
  • Physics Bridge Program –  A two-year MS-to-PhD Program designed to promote entry of passionate young scientists into PhD programs in Physics.
  • Discovery Scholars & Graduate Open House – This program provides funding for students admitted from the GEM Fellowship Program to the Colleges of Engineering or Arts and Sciences’ MS and PhD programs.
  • GWIS Empower: Graduate Women in Science – National organization with the purpose of building a global community to inspire, support, recognize and empower women in science by connecting, leading and empowering women scientists to excel in their careers.
  • Being Human in STEM: For students and faculty – An initiative that aims to foster a more inclusive, supportive STEM community by helping students, faculty, and staff collaboratively develop a framework to understand and navigate diverse identities in the classroom, lab, and beyond.
  • Arts and Sciences Graduate Diversity Services – The Office of Recruitment and Diversity Services within Arts and Sciences works in partnership with departments, research centers and other campus units to ensure a supportive and thriving intellectual environment for diverse populations of students as they pursue advanced degrees.
  • Graduate and Professional Student Recruitment Initiative (GPS) – A diversity recruitment program for graduate and professional studies, coordinated by Ohio State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Chemistry Bridge Program – An emerging partnership between the Ohio State Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the American Chemical Society to provide strong mentorship to chemistry and biochemistry graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds

Post-Doctoral

  • Big Ten Alliance Professoriate Advancement Initiative – The Professorial Advancement Initiative (PAI) is an NSF-funded project with the goal to double the rate at which Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions hire underrepresented minority (URM) faculty in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
  • National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) – A nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture within mentoring relationships, and more broadly the research workforce.

Faculty

Outreach

  • Making Space for All: This is a weekly webinar series hosted by the OSU Department of Astronomy, the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics, and SciAccess. It takes place live every Thursday at 3:00 PM ET- click this Zoom link to join.This series is dedicated to showcasing the work of underrepresented students and scientists in the astrophysics community. Each week features an interview with an astronomy researcher who answers questions from the public on various space science topics. This is an all-ages program that includes ASL interpreting and live captioning. Please click here for the schedule of upcoming episodes
  • SciAccess Conference – The conference aims to connect university researchers, professors, students, K-12 science teachers, disability rights advocates, astronomers, scientists with
    disabilities, special education teachers, informal science educators, and anyone with interests that lie at the intersection of science and the need to provide equal access to it.