K-12 Engineering Outreach wins top Ohio State Outreach award
The Ohio State University Office of Outreach and Engagement honored the K-12 Engineering Outreach Program and other award recipients at a ceremony held in the Archie Griffin East Ballroom prior to the Patterson Lecture at the Union.
By earning the overall top partnership, Anderson, program assistant Clayton Greenbaum, and numerous student volunteers, will now serve as the university’s nominee for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award. The group was also presented the Distinguished Community Engagement Award.
As this effort is now going international with a study abroad trip to Colombia (under funding from BETHA), members are also developing all-cartoon instructions that can be used by anyone anywhere in the world, regardless of language. One example project involves building a paper speaker that can be connected to a mp3 player or phone that really plays music. Costing less than 50 cents each, every kid gets to take one home (and it's also a microphone).
Community Partners Involved: Whetstone High School, Rosemore Middle School, North American Young Generation in Nuclear, Royal Manor Elementary After School Program, Universidad Minuto de Dios (Bogotá, Colombia), plus many more schools and community organizations
Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved: College of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Watch a new video about the K-12 Engineering Outreach Program: https://youtu.be/OAuUr87g4ck