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Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston STEP Expo

Following the completion of their STEP Signature Project, students report back to the university community to culminate their STEP experience.  Some students will present to small groups on campus, including current and prospective STEP students, or even create digital stories.  However, the large majority of STEP participants will report back by presenting their project posters at the Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston STEP Expo the semester following the completion of their project.  For example, students who did a project during the spring and/or summer semester will present at the STEP Expo the following autumn semester.

The STEP Expo occurs once during autumn and spring semester and is comprised of multiple one-hour sessions where students present a professional poster that they created.  Using the poster, students are able to identify what their project entailed and how their overall experience transformed their personal, academic, and professional goals.  In addition, students have the opportunity to articulate what they learned from their project to faculty, staff, and students who choose to attend the Expo.

If you are interested in being a reviewer for the STEP Expo, please see below:

The Second-Year Transformational Experience Program invites you to attend the 2020 Spring Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston STEP Expo on Tuesday, February 18th.  The Expo will be held in the Archie Griffin Ballroom in the Ohio Union.  Past participants will be displaying posters about their STEP Signature Projects and engaging with the university community around the academic and personal transformations they’ve experienced as a result of their participation.  Students will be presenting in one of five hour-long sessions beginning at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM.  


We’d also like to invite you to consider volunteering to serve as a STEP Expo Reviewer.  As a reviewer, you will be assigned to interact with five or six identified students using some guiding prompts focused around how the STEP Signature Project has been transformational.  If you’re interested in volunteering, you can submit your availability here and the STEP team will follow-up with additional details. 


Please feel free to forward this opportunity to others in your units/departments who may have an interest in attending the event or serving as a reviewer.  Contact Beth Fines ( directly with any questions about serving as a reviewer.