DEALL faculty members Mark Bender, Naomi Fukumori, Steven Knicely, and Jianqi Wang are all serving as faculty mentors in the Second-Year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) during 2019-20. STEP focuses on the success and development of second-year Ohio State students, and gives each student a chance to apply for a $2000 fellowship for a career-exploration STEP Signature Project. Students in the program meet weekly in assigned cohorts of approximately 15 that are led by faculty members. Weekly meetings involve activities to engage identity and career exploration as well as planned trips and tours to experience unique facets of Ohio State and the city of Columbus.
Naomi Fukumori and her 2019-2020 STEP Cohort on the football field during a tour of the Ohio Stadium.
Naomi Fukumori and her 2019-2020 STEP Cohort on a tour of the Ohio Stadium.