Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Science scholarship students attend technology entrepreneurship event

Pictured from left to right: Anna Falls, Meredith Liedtke, Alecia Myatt,
Jessica Dunkle, Tyler van Horn, Nader Shihada, Dr. Steve Fenster,
Jared Baisden, Josh Allman and Zach Weilnau
Nine students in Ashland University's Choose Ohio First science scholarship program recently served as mentors for Northeast Ohio high school students learning about science and technology entrepreneurship in the region.  Our students and the scholarship program's faculty director, Dr. Steven Fenster, heard presentations by industry leaders, including John Dearborn, the President of Jumpstart, an entrepreneurship support organization.

The goal of Ashland University's Scholarship of Entrepreneurial Engagement program is to educate Ohio's high school students about the importance of entrepreneurial thinking, and to engage them with the State's growing science and technology industry.  Our scholarship students led groups of high school attendees through brainstorming sessions to develop potential science-based innovations that incorporated the many ideas presented by area entrepreneurs.

We are currently taking applications for our incoming class of Choose Ohio First scholars.  This is a $4500 additional scholarship on top of other awards available from Ashland University, and supports students majoring in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, environmental science and toxicology.  You can find information about the program and application materials on our COF website.

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