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ECE Meetup: Humanitarian Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) professor Kevin Passino and his student helpers are the featured speakers for the first department Meetup of the fall quarter. The group will introduce both alumni and students alike to the latest efforts of the Humanitarian Engineering Center at The Ohio State University.

Humanitarian engineering is the creation of technologies geared toward helping people in need. 

Ohio State's College of Engineering has a long history in developing projects and organizations with a humanitarian focus dating back over 35 years. This focus culminated in 2014 with the creation of the Humanitarian Engineering Center.

The program offerings are wide ranging, from a Minor in Humanitarian Engineering, to Domestic Projects (ECE Professor Betty Lise Anderson led attendees through her STEM outreach efforts at the January Meetup), to numerous International Projects. 

Passino, as director of the Humanitarian Engineering Center, is joined by his students to help provide everyone with an overview of the center, its history and projects. The accomplishments and impact of the program across the globe is apparent. Ohio State is building quite a reputation in the field of Humanitarian Engineering and graduates are being well prepared to meet the challenges that face the world with the background they are receiving through the Center.

At the new Humanitarian Engineering center Meetup, alumni and interested students can even learn how to help.

6:00-6:45: Social hour and refreshments in Dreese Lab 260 
6:45-7:00: Humanitarian Engineering Center Overview by Professor Kevin Passino 
7:00-7:30: ECOS - Engineers for Community Service Overview by student Mary Scherer
7:30-8:00: ECE Alumni Meetup discussion 


UPDATE: Watch a video stream of the event and discussions HERE.