As part of the Ashland University Science Scholars Program, students participate in internship and career preparation workshops, attend talks given by experts in science, and travel off-campus to visit various science facilities and jobsites.
STEM Career and Internship Videos
As part of Ashland University's S-STEM grant, as outside speakers and alumni interact with the AU Science Scholars, and as Scholars or other selected Ashland University students participate in research and internships, video interviews have been conducted for some of these activities to document and for futher use. Examples are shared below:
Dr. Marie Southerland (graduate study in science) Ashland University biochemistry alum Marie Southerland spoke to the AU Science Scholars about her experience as a graduate student and about preparation for graduate school in the sciences.
Ms. Emily Law (NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Ashland University physics and math student (now alum) Emily Law spoke to the AU Science Scholars about her participation in two NSF REUs. Her presentation was part of a workshop for the Science Scholars on possible internships in academic labs (both on-campus and off-campus).
Mr. Chris May (Director of Restoration, The Nature Conservancy, Michigan) The Ashland University Science Scholars Program welcomed Mr. Chris May who gave a lecture about "Landscape Restoration and Conservation of Coastal Wetlands in Western Lake Erie" (VIDEO link to entire presentation). This talk was part of the 2017-2018 annual Environmental Science lecture series, which was co-sponsored by the S-STEM program.
Dr. Ofer Reizes (Laura J. Fogerty Endowed Chair for Uterine Cancer Research, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute) As the inagural speaker in a new lecture series that was started as part of the AU S-STEM project, the "Lab to Market Speaker Series", Dr. Ofer Reizes gave a lecture about "Clinical Problems and Drug Development for Gynecological Cancers". The purpose of the Lab to Market Speaker Series is to expose students to how new knowledge, derived from scientific research, is brought to industry or clinic; which, in turn, results in benefits for society. Dr. Reizes also sat for an interview in which he outlined his career path and preparation advice for students.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1643489 (DUE).
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.