Our Programs

STEM Scholars Programs

Emerging Ethnic Engineers (E3)

The E3 Program is a comprehensive, nationally respected program which seeks to increase the number of African-American, Latinx, and Native American students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) while helping such students achieve excellence in college and beyond. The program includes several pre-college outreach programs, as well as campus-wide recruitment and retention activities.

E3 participants in CEAS have an overall graduation rate higher than the national average, and was recently ranked in the top 50 institutions nationally for number of African-American baccalaureate engineering graduates.

  • Marathon Petroleum Scholars
  • Co-op and Professional Development preparation
  • Coaching and Advising support
  • Engineering Scholarship support

Community Engagement

  • Family Science Academy
  • Robotics Competition
  • Summer Enrichment Program
  • Mathematics and Science Help Nights

About Choose Ohio First

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is a State of Ohio initiative designed to significantly strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness within STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) disciplines and STEMM education. 

Funding through Choose Ohio First (COF) provides competitive scholarships that aid in meeting college costs while giving awarded scholars expanded and unique mentorship and programming opportunities in their discipline.  COF is part of a strategic effort to retain Ohio residents and bolster Ohio’s economic strength by ensuring a ready workforce for STEMM-related industries.

The Office of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement within the College of Engineering and Applied Science strives to empower individuals to transform their lives and achieve their highest potential by offering programs, services and scholarships that will enhance learning and lead to success.  COF is a major program initiative of IECE and works collaboratively with the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Allied Health to provide dynamic student engagement.  The engagement is a targeted effort to produce an ethnically, gender, and economically diverse group of scholars trained to excel in the STEMM disciplines via industry or academia upon graduation.

About Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

The University of Cincinnati is one of ten universities in the Ohio participating in the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), first awarded in 2014 and renewed in 2018, it is designed to increase the number of historically underrepresented students who earn STEM degrees and continue on to graduate school.

​As part of the OHIO LSAMP ALLIANCE, UC is unique in that first-year, underrepresented students from Arts & Science, Allied Health, and the College of Engineering and Applied Science makeup the LSAMP program. These students participate in the Dr. Edward N. Prather Summer Bridge Scholars Program and a series of academic, professional programmatic activities designed to increase their academic success and integration into their discipline.