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ACCELERATE 2022 Cohort

Academic Enrichment and Career Development of Undergraduates

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ACCELERATE Summer Bridge Program is an a 1-week residential program focusing on skill development and hands-on engineering experience. The summer 2024 program will include a week-long, project-based workshop in collaboration with research units at Ohio State.

Academic Success Enrichment

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The Community, Access, Retention and Empowerment Office (CARE) will use its Student Academic Success programming expertise to support student participants as they take summer courses following the bridge program. Students who take program-approved mathematics courses at Ohio State during the summer of 2024 will have access to free supplemental instruction sessions for the duration of the summer and may be eligible for scholarship support.

Summer 2024 Course Offerings:

  • Math 1148
  • Math 1149
  • Math 1151
  • Math 1172

Career Development

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Starting with the 2025 Cohort of ACCELERATE, Career development programming will be implemented through the second session course, helping students explore postbaccalaureate opportunities in industry and graduate education through interactions with engineers with terminal degrees and varying career backgrounds. Students will develop a career plan portfolio by identifying areas of interest in research, industry, and/or entrepreneurship to which their engineering curriculum can be applied.

If you have any questions, please email Assistant Director Edwin Lee, PhD.

The ACCELERATE program is open to all College of Engineering students. 

ACCELERATE Bridge Program

Student Testimonials

“ACCELERATE has helped me find opportunities, gain experiences, and plan for my future in ways that I never would have on my own” –Nina Echelmeyer
ACCELERATE Student Nina Echelmeyer
ACCELERATE Student Daniel Gaudiano del Bosque
“The opportunities within the program were beyond amazing. I was able to finally explore some actual career pathways rather than just "majoring in biomedical engineering” – Daniel Gaudiano del Bosque
“I really liked the career planning portion of the [ACCELERATE] program. It was very helpful to know how to approach the future in a smart way (instead of just hoping for the best)” – Ange Robles
ACCELERATE Student Ange Robles
ACCELERATE Student Koel Shaw
“The supplemental instruction was an important tool in helping me see be successful in my coursework this past summer.” – Koel Shaw

2024 ACCELERATE Second Year Bridge Program

Summer 2024 Program Dates: May 1st - May 7th

Summer 2024 Applications have closed.

Contact Dr. Edwin Lee ( for any additional questions or concerns.


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