CSU is working with two area universities and the Dayton Regional STEM Center to help middle school and high school teachers train the next generation of STEM workers

The collaborative program, supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Teachers Program, is a three-year $500,000 program that kicked off at Central State with a Materials Science Technology camp for teachers. This summer, participants have been involved in real-world engineering research centered on materials and advanced manufacturing to gain experience and skills required to better engage their students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.


Wright State University and the University of Dayton are collaborators of the program along with several industry partners. The summer program ends July 31.


Central State will host an informational event for military personnel and their dependents about educational opportunities at CSU

The Veterans Pathways for Success event will be from 4 pm to 6 pm on July 29 at CSU-Dayton, 840 Germantown St. Any active duty, reserve/guard, ROTC, retirees and eligible dependents can learn how to pay for college and about opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering,  Agriculture and Mathematics (STEAM) fields.


Representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Career Services and CSU’s STEM faculty will be onsite to answer questions. Greene, Montgomery and Clark Counties Veterans Services and the Dayton VA will also be present.

Dr. Stephanie Krah, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, said, “Veterans and their families have sacrificed their lives serving our country. At Central State University, we are able and ready to serve them by providing an opportunity to achieve their educational and career goals.”

For more information, call 937-376-6348. Fall Semester starts Aug. 17.


Central State Awarded a Multi-Year Grant to Support Former Foster Youth Enrolled at CSU

This Fall, former foster care youth who are enrolled as students at Central State University will benefit from a mentoring program that will help them academically, socially and emotionally.

The Emerging Scholars Program is a result of Central State receiving a $60,000 grant from Ohio Reach, a coalition working to improve higher-education outcomes for former foster youth. CSU, an 1890 Land-Grant Institution, is one of four universities to receive a multi-year grant to create a mentoring program to help former foster youth succeed in college.

Students in the program will get peer-to-peer mentors and faculty-staff mentors, said Dr. Stephanie Krah, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. In addition, they will participate in workshops, study tables and cultural immersion activities.

“We want to make sure we are feeding them holistically” from admission through graduation, she said.

Twenty-five students will start the program this Fall. William Murray, IV,

Director of Ohio Reach, praised the CSU staff for investing in a population that for a long time has struggled at the college level. Ohio Reach improves post-secondary outcomes for foster care youth and alumni through leadership, empowerment, advocacy, research and networking.

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