Opportunity Networks

Travel to Professional Conferences

Attending and presenting posters and papers at professional conferences is an essential component of the academic integration and socialization process. The Northern Ohio AGEP Alliance (NOA-AGEP) Scholars will:

  • Gain confidence as academic presenters; 
  • Experience as peer mentors; and 
  • Expand their professional academic networks. 

The AGEP Travel Awards will provide travel support to attend professional meetings/conferences and/or present their research. Eligibility for the funding will be dependent upon the student's participation in a pre-conference professional development seminar designed to increase skills in the areas of professional networking, professional talks and poster presentations.

Battelle Memorial Institute

Battelle Memorial Institute is the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, with over 20,000 employees at more than 100 locations globally. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle partners with communities, states, educators, national laboratories and industry partners to address national STEM education and workforce challenges. 

A core element of Battelle's mission is fostering education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through a strategy of four integrated learning priorities: Standards of Excellence, STEM Learning Networks, Workforce Development and Education Innovation. Battelle Memorial Institute will provide: 

  • Information to students regarding career opportunities at Battelle and affiliated national laboratories
  • Internships for undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Positions for postdoctoral fellows; and
  • Speakers for alliance events such as the twice-annual NOA-AGEP symposia.

Association of Underrepresented Minority Fellows

Conceived and launched by United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/Merck Fellows, Dr. Emmitt R. Jolly (CWRU) and Dr. Matthew Walker, III, the Association of Underrepresented Minority Fellows (AUMF) provides a forum in which fellows can connect, both personally and professionally, to develop and sustain a pipeline of underrepresented minority (URM) biomedical scientists. The AUMF recognizes the imperative need to participate in the national dialogue about issues of basic science, clinical and public health research, impacting the African American STEM PhD pipeline. The AUMF will provide: 

  • Information regarding career opportunities;
  • Internships for undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Positions for postdoctoral fellows; and
  • Speakers for alliance events, such as the twice-annual NOA-AGEP symposia.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers HRD 1432053, 1432864, 1432868, 1432878, 1432891, 1432921, and 1432950. 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.