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Ohio Department of Higher Education Announces Members of I-Corps@Ohio Summer Cohort

In an effort to accelerate the commercialization of research being conducted at Ohio’s universities, the Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly the Ohio Board of Regents) is sponsoring the I-Corps@Ohio program, modeled after a similar program launched by the National Science Foundation in 2012. Ohio is the first to have a statewide collaboration based on the NSF model, but fully funded by the state.

Ohio College Application Month Generates Overwhelming Response

In an effort to help all graduating seniors navigate through the college admissions process and ensure that each student submits at least one admissions application, the Ohio Board of Regents announced the launch of Ohio College Application Month, November 1-30, 2014, in partnership with school leaders across the state. Since the initial announcement, more than 140 school sites have registered to participate, well above the Board of Regents’ initial goal of 50.

Ohio Receives Seven-Year, $24.5 Million GEAR UP Grant

COLUMBUS, OH, September 30, 2014 – Ohio is among several states that will share more than $82 million in federal funding as part of a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant. The grant – from the U.S. Department of Education – is designed to help low-income and first-generation college students prepare for college and receive the support needed to achieve success in post-secondary education. 

The grant awards were announced last week by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

Board of Regents Launches Ohio College Application Month in November

The Ohio Board of Regents is launching Ohio College Application Month November 1-30, 2014 in partnership with school leaders across the state. As part of the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) initiative, Ohio College Application Month seeks to increase the number of students who are applying to college early in their senior year, with a focus on first-generation and low-income students as well as students who may not otherwise apply to college.

Ohio Board of Regents Announces $16 Million for Community Colleges

COLUMBUS, OH, August 28, 2014 – Six community colleges will receive $16 million in grant funds to expand and develop campus facilities to improve their capacity to serve students and provide workforce development education and training programs. The funds will be used to build and renovate facilities and purchase equipment that will enable students to obtain the education and skills to advance their careers in regional industries.

Statehouse Event Features 2014 Class of Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows

34.jpgCOLUMBUS, OH—A NASA intern, a cancer researcher, a forensic scientist in criminal investigations, a former engineer in the automotive industry: these experts in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (the STEMM fields) are among the 79 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows named today at the Ohio Statehouse by the Ohio Board of Regents, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. (See at

Ohio Board of Regents Announces Workforce Development Equipment and Facility Grant Recipients

Nine community colleges and three universities will receive grant funds to expand and develop new workforce development education and training programs.  The nearly $3 million will be used to purchase equipment that will enable students and incumbent workers to improve their skills to advance their careers in regional industries.

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