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Tech 4 Community


What is Tech4Community

Innovative Technology + Social Work + Community Involvement = Long-term Positive Change

Tech4Community is envisioned to be a space where engineers and social workers come together to create positive social change in Columbus, OH.  

By partnering together, students and professionals from both fields are better equipped to find high-tech solutions to the complex challenges present in our local communities.

Both engineers and social workers have a very important common goal: to apply knowledge of the sciences to solving real world problems. This common approach makes a partnership between these two disciplines complementary and absolutely integral when looking at community needs/assets.

Using models of needs assessment and solution-matching, Tech4Community is currently working on multiple projects here in Columbus.  See below for more details and contact us in order to get involved.  

Click here to see what we’ve been working on!



Get Involved


Contact us to find out how to volunteer and be part of the engineering and social work conversation!

Potential volunteer opportunities:

  • Provide your software/app development skills
  • Help design bicycle modifications for homeless or low-income populations
  • Assist with needs assessments and program design for underserved areas, agencies or individuals
  • Participate in CTC events bringing social workers and engineers together to solve today's social problems


Contact Info

Prof. Kevin M. Passino, College of Engineering

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Director of the Humanitarian Engineering Center



Ohio State University

Humanitarian Engineering Center

Dreese Lab Room 405


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