Ohio State ATI Second Year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) students participated in a field trip to Washington D.C. on March 9th through the 12th. They were joined by faculty mentors Dr. Dan Linden and Dr. Eric Williams. The trip was organized by Penny Nemitz, Wooster Campus STEP Coordinator, who also attended.
Students were given the opportunity to visit various museums as part of the campus commitment to diversity and inclusion. Students visited the United States Holocaust Museum and the National Air and Space Museum on Friday. On Saturday the STEP students visited the National Museum of African American History and the National Museum of the Native American. On Saturday evening, the students were treated to a nighttime tour of various monuments including the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the Vietnam Memorial.
Students also enjoyed the pleasures of exotic cuisine, dining on authentic Chinese, Brazilian, and indigenous American dishes from various restaurants. On the train trip back to Wooster Campus, the tired but otherwise upbeat STEP cohort expressed gratitude for the experience coupled with a fervent hope that the trip will be repeated next year for the new crop of fresh STEP students. The STEP program funded the excursion which granted Wooster Campus undergrads a memorable trip to the beautiful nation’s capital.
The group's historian was ATI STEP student Laura Scholl (Laura Grace) who took many of the pictures of the trip.