Tri-C Partners with The Ohio State University to Encourage Minority Students to Earn STEM Degrees


Goal is to double graduates in science, technology, engineering and math

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Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has partnered with The Ohio State University and nine other Ohio colleges for a project focused on encouraging minority students to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and earn degrees in these vital areas.

The College has secured a sub-award of $241,264 over five years from OSU to participate in the National Science Foundation-funded Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, also called LSAMP.

Tri-C seeks to double the number of underrepresented minority students graduating with STEM degrees and/or transferring to baccalaureate programs in STEM disciplines by the end of the five-year award period.

Tri-C will identify LSAMP student cohorts of 40 to 48 full-time students in each program year who agree to participate in project interventions and activities, including advisement and orientation; mentoring; supplemental education/tutoring; a summer bridge program; and undergraduate research experiences. The students will receive a stipend for their participation.

“We are pleased to partner with The Ohio State University and other Ohio institutions to help future scientists, researchers, mathematicians, engineers and STEM educators succeed. This project aligns with Tri-C’s commitment to student completion and ensures our alumni of the future will contribute to a vibrant and competitive global economy,” said Belinda Miles, provost and executive vice president of Academic and Student Affairs at Tri-C.

The project, called the Ohio LSAMP Alliance, involves seven four-year institutions (Central State University, Cleveland State University, Miami University, OSU, University of Cincinnati, Wilberforce University and Wright State University) and three community colleges (Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Columbus State Community College and Sinclair Community College) in addition to Tri-C.

Ohio’s largest community college, Tri-C provides high-quality, affordable educational programs and services to our multicultural community, serving more than 60,000 students annually through degree and certificate programs.