COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Programs WIE RACE

K-12

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At Ohio State, we like to think of engineers as the people who make our world a better, safer, and more exciting place to live. All of our engineering students, from incoming freshmen to fifth-year seniors, engage in real-world problem solving designed to prepare them to confront the most pressing problems of the 21st century. From harnessing sources of renewable energy to developing life-saving and cost-effective medical treatments, engineers will ensure the survival of all communities, be they local, global, virtual, or ecological.

We encourage all students from kindergarten through 12th grade to explore the exciting world of engineering. And whether these students go on to earn their engineering degree at Ohio State or at one of the hundreds of other engineering programs located across the country, we challenge each and every one of them to become innovative thinkers with the skills, knowledge, and creativity to make a difference in communities worldwide.

So, what are you waiting for? Go For It! Become an Engineer!

Engineering Hometown Ambassadors

A pilot program to encourage the next generation of STEM professionals. Junior and senior Buckeye engineers volunteer to return to their hometown middle/high schools to give presentations and demos, speak on Q&A panels or meet with STEM clubs. Students share their experiences on a variety of topics, including engineering employment, life as an engineering student, and how to prepare for a college engineering curriculum. To arrange a Hometown Ambassador visit to your school, contact Howard Greene, Director of K-12 Outreach (greene.8@osu.edu, 614-688-7541).

Engineering Summer Academy

The Engineering Summer Academy is a three-week program consisting of 72 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction (Monday through Saturday). Students are expected to devote their study hours to the mental discipline of a concentrated academic experience.

The academic experience includes problem solving and introduction to computer systems, including CAAD, spreadsheets, and editors. The course, Engineering H191, includes methods of problem solving, algorithmic development, and introduction to three-dimensional orthographic and pictorial visualization and presentation.

To be selected for this program, students must have completed their junior year in high school. Additionally, it is recommended that students rank in the top 10 percent of their high school classes and show strength in mathematics as demonstrated by the PSAT.

Engineering Summer Experience

This course will provide the student the opportunity to be both introduced to the fundamentals of engineering and immersed in a robotics experience that will serve as an exciting, popular vehicle for the delivery of those fundamentals. While the focus will be on robotics, the course will introduce the student to the various engineering disciplines and teach him or her some engineering fundamentals. These basic engineering topics will include the engineering design process, teamworking skills, engineering drawing and communications, elements of problem solving with computers, simple programming elements and logic, and engineering professionalism and ethics. Approximately 60% of the available time will be spent with the students in 2- or 3-person teams in the hands-on activities of designing, building, programming, and testing small autonomous robots made from the LEGO™ Mindstorms NXT System kits. The other portion of the time will be spent on learning engineering fundamentals, touring on-campus University laboratories, doing robotics research, and developing and practicing engineering skills. An introduction to solid modeling and working with the Autodesk™ Inventor computer-aided design application will be included. An interactive bridge-building computer application will also be introduced.

Dates: June 22-27, 2014

For more information please visit: http://feh.osu.edu/ese/

Ohio Supercomputer Center -  Summer Institute

SI is a two-week residential program that gives gifted Ohio high school students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year project-based, hands-on learning. Working in small peer teams, the students use supercomputers for practical applications such as solving complex science and engineering problems, conducting network forensics to catch hackers, studying the spread of the bird flu and designing computer games.

High achieving students who like science, engineering, mathematics, or computers may want to attend this camp for exposure to world of supercomputers and their real-world applications, and to gain a competitive edge in future educational and professional pursuits. Students will work directly with experts in science, engineering and computer science, learning how to work with others while developing project management and interpersonal skills, developing friendships with other students who have similar interests, and experiencing a taste of college life

Application: Students are selected through a competitive application process. A submitted application does not guarantee participation. The application deadline is April 15, 2014.

Cost: There are no tuition fees or charges for materials. Students will be responsible for housing / meal costs which are approximately $500.00 for the two weeks.

Dates: June 8-20, 2014

For more information, please visit: https://www.osc.edu/education/si
or contact: (614) 292-9248 or si-contact@osc.edu

Ohio Supercomputer Center - Young Women's Summer Institute

YWSI was created in response to girls’ lack of interest in math, science and engineering and women’s low participation in the science, engineering and technology fields, and in particular, information technology. YWSI introduces girls to exciting careers and job opportunities.

Young Women’s Summer Institute (YWSI) is a weeklong program sponsored by Ohio Supercomputer Center for middle-school girls in Ohio entering their seventh- or eighth-grade year. It is designed to promote computer, math, science and engineering skills as well as provide hands-on experiences. YWSI helps girls develop an interest in these subjects by allowing them to work on a practical, interesting scientific problem using the latest computer technology.

Application: Students are selected through a competitive application process. A submitted application does not guarantee participation. The application deadline is April 14, 2014.

Cost: There are no tuition fees or charges for materials. Students will be responsible for housing / meal costs which are approximately $250.00 for the week.

Dates: July 20-26, 2014

For more information, please visit: https://www.osc.edu/education/ywsi
or contact: (614) 292-9248 or estong@osc.edu