SETGO: Science, Engineering & Technology Gateway Ohio
SETGO is a collaborative venture in which Bowling Green State University and Owens Community College partner with local community-based organizations to increase the number of students graduating with associates and bachelors degrees in the STEM fields - Science, technology, engineering and math.
By fostering retention and academic success via attention to the whole student - in academic, financial & affective realms - SETGO is a gateway to opportunity. We aim to facilitate transitions from a 2- to a 4-year college, and increase access to science-based careers for the large and demographically diverse student populations served.
If you are:
- A high school senior ready to train for a science-based career
- A non-traditional student juggling multiple commitments
- A STEM-major wanting hands-on research experience
…..then SETGO is for you.
SETGO comprises a flexible sequence of non-residential summer bridge program (‘Owens Ready Bridge’), and summer research experience (‘SETGO Summer Research’), supplemented by parallel monthly (‘Art of Science Community’) meetings and cascading mentor relationships. We encourage current and future science majors to explore these opportunities and the multiple ways in which they can benefit by becoming SETGO scholars.
We are particularly interested in evaluating the SETGO model for regional application and welcome enquiries from, and participation of, other northwest Ohio educational institutions focusing on the broad range of STEM fields.
Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) under Award No. 0757001, and S-STEM (under Award No. DUE-0850026). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.