The Case School of Engineering is committed to enhancing the experience of students from diverse backgrounds, including students from historically under-resourced communities, students with disabilities and others who have faced significant hurdles to academic achievement.
About the Program
The Case Advancement Fellows program is a cohort-based program for outstanding PhD students who contribute to the culture of diversity within the school. The program provides Fellows with mentorship opportunities from industry partners, faculty, and peers; professional development and networking experiences, including hosting external speakers and attending national conferences; and a community of support and success, while broadening perspectives and engagement of the school as a whole.
The 2023-24 Fellows
- Valinteshley Pierre
- Sebastian Correa
- Nehal Nupnar
- Emily Conlan
- Marola Issa
- Mandy Zheng
- Victoria Laney
- Solomon Oshabaheebwa
- Leah Marie Roldan
- Meron Abate
- Crispin Foli
- Hector Gomez Jimenez
- Roberto Peralta
- Natnael Alemu Anjulo
- Ayomide Kazeem
- Samuel Ojo
- Preethisiri Bhat
- Kang Shen
Seminars with faculty from Auburn University, Duke University, University of California San Diego, The Ohio State University and University of Maryland.
Conference attendance at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference For Minoritized Scientists, National Society of Black Engineers Convention and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Convention, among others.
Webinars like Rora: How to Negotiate
Service events like RePlay for Kids
Fellows are chosen on the basis of academic achievement and how they will broaden diversity within the Case School of Engineering. Fellows must be:
- Currently enrolled in a PhD program at the Case School of Engineering.
Demonstrate commitment to advocacy and leadership in their academic and non-academic pursuits and in their experiences prior to entering their graduate program.
August-September: Applications for Case Advancement Fellows open.
October: New fellows notified of acceptance as Case Advancement Fellows.