Bridge Mentoring Program
The Bridge Mentoring Program will encourage and mentor students who will be transitioning from the community college/technical school 2-year Associate Degree Program to a 4-year Engineering/Technology Bachelor’s Degree Program, or entering the world of work in a STEM-related position. Grant opportunities are available for each participating community college/technical school and 4-year university. Each school should prepare a proposal based on their own needs and student demographics how best to promote a STEM community on their campus, and to prepare and encourage students to be successful in their degree programs, transfer to a 4-year program, or enter the world of work.
Following are some examples of STEM community programs:
- Welcoming STEM Students through sponsored orientation sessions and gatherings at the beginning of each semester. This is particularly important, as first year retention is critical to improving the numbers of underrepresented students.
- Providing students with descriptive, written information on policies and procedures; faculty members including names, location, and specialty areas (teaching and/or research); and program offerings.
- Providing training to sensitize support staff to goals for creating an environment that welcomes and affirms each STEM Scholar.
- Providing ongoing support to STEM students through the academic year, including one-on-one mentoring with a faculty member as well as career exploration opportunities or tutoring programs.
- Other traditional and non-traditional student-focused activities such as: seminars/colloquia, tours to industry partners, service-learning, prep-sessions, and guest speakers.
Participating Community Colleges/Technical School:
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Professor Abigail Yee
Center for Innovative Technologies (CIT)
CIT - Room 210
Cuyahoga Community College
Lam F. Wong, Ed.D.
Dean & Executive Director, Manufacturing & Engineering
Metro Campus – Room MHCS-122D
Lakeland Community College
Lisa Mavar Stanich
Geospatial Technology Program Assistant
Geography and Geospatial Technology
Lorain County Community College
Rosa E. Rivera-Hainaj, Ph.D.
Dean, Science and Mathematics Division – Room PS 210
Phone: 440.366.7280 OR 800.995.5222
Sinclair Community College
Mr. Doug Bradley-Hutchison
Professor of Physics – Room 4241C
Participating 4-year Universities:
Central State University
Dr. Abayomi Ajayi-Majebi, P.E., CMfgE, CQE, CRE
Manufacturing Engineering Department
114-A Jenkins Hall
Cleveland State University
Ms. Rose Begalla, M.A.
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs & Advising
Washkewicz College of Engineering
2121 Euclid Avenue – FH 104
The University of Akron
Dr. Craig C. Menzemer
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Administration
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
College of Engineering
Auburn Science & Engineering Center – 201
University of Cincinnati
Dr. Kelly Cohen
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
School of Aerospace Systems
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Rhodes Hall – Room 735
University of Dayton
Dr. John G. Weber
Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering
Kettering Laboratories, Room 542 C
The University of Toledo
Dr. Lesley M. Berhan
Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Department
Director of Engineering Diversity Initiatives
Nitschke Hall 4025, Mail Stop 312
Wright State University
Mitch Wolff, Ph.D.
Mechanical & Materials Engineering
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Russ Engineering Center 123
Click here to download the CC-STARS! grant application in Microsoft Word. Note there is no 1:1 cost-share requirement for the
CC-STARS! Bridge Mentoring Program.
After completing the CC-STARS! grant application and securing the appropriate signatures, the following options are available to submit your completed application package to include: completed application (with signatures), budget and curriculum vitae.
- Send completed application and any accompanying documents as a single PDF file via online submission.
Click here to submit PDF file.
- Send completed application and any accompanying documents as a single PDF file via email to: email@example.com
- Send completed original completed application and any accompanying documents via U. S. Mail to:
Jed E. Marquart, Ph.D., P.E.
Ohio Space Grant Consortium
22800 Cedar Point Road
Cleveland, OH 44142
As an OSGC grant award recipient (Principal Investigator), you are required to complete the following reporting requirements as specified below. Failure to submit these grant requirements will result in the ineligibility of the grant recipient (Principal Investigator) to receive future funding.
- Your Final Report - A brief final report meeting the reporting requirements stated below is due no later than one year after your grant is awarded. Your final report should include the following:
- Project procedure, including any revisions of original concept;
- Demographics of students, including numbers of male and female students, numbers of students from underrepresented groups, again by numbers of male and female;
- Comments of teachers and students regarding the project (i.e., photographs, videotapes, CDs, DVDs, etc.);
- Principal Investigator’s evaluation, with suggestions for implementation of the project model;
- Final budget and expense report;
- Presentation and interpretation of the results obtained;
- Critical discussion of the success of the project;
- Discussion of future work based on the project.
- Senior Design Courses – Advise us if any Senior Design courses (include number and term) were created as a result of this award.
- Publications – Advise us if any publications are written as a result of this award.
- Future Funding – Advise us if you receive any other funding as a result of this award.
- Patents – Advise us if any patents are initiated as a result of this award.
- Public Relations - OSGC publishes a quarterly newsletter. Please send us any photos, CDs, or attendee feedback commentary to feature your award.
- OSGC Higher Education (CC-STARS!) Report (to be downloaded below) - NASA Office of Education mandates that all Federal funding be reported into their OEPM (Office of Education Performance Measurement) database system which includes specific demographics and other data.
Online Reporting Requirements Submissions
Click here to submit your final report (as outlined in Number 1 above.)
Click here to submit your completed Higher Education (CC-STARS!) report (as outlined in Number 2 above.)