Students enrolled in the College of Engineering at Ohio State earn a degree from one of the top engineering colleges in the nation. Experiential learning is our distinguishing trait, providing our students with teambuilding and technological abilities that transcend the traditional lecture/lab approach. We instill an early appreciation of engineering through our nationally recognized First-Year Engineering Program and continue to foster lifelong learning for our students through graduation.
Our principal learning goal is to attract the best students, retain them by supporting their studies and experiences here in the college, and send them into careers holding not only their diplomas but the technical, professional and personal skills to succeed in the ever-changing engineering profession.
Engineering Students Named to Homecoming Courts
This year two engineering students were members of Homecoming courts on campus during the events held before and during the Homecoming Game vs. Wisconsin Oct. 29.
Alana Gray, an electrical engineering major, was Homecoming Queen for the African American Homecoming Court, and Kunal Parikh, a chemical and biomolecular engineering major, was a member of the Ohio State University Alumni Association Homecoming Court.
The African American Homecoming Pageant, also known as the Ms. Black and Gold Pageant, was established by the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. The pageant grants college aged women an opportunity to earn scholarships, represent the men of APhiA Inc. nationally and serve as the Homecoming Queen of the African American community, through service, scholarship and leadership.
The Alumni Association Court members are chosen based on their leadership qualities, spirit, integrity, and achievement through their contributions and involvement at Ohio State. Court members volunteer and serve as ambassadors during Welcome Week and Homecoming Week, prior to a student body vote and announcement of the Homecoming Queen and King at the football game.
Students Help Columbus Develop Mobile App
By Jackson Kohn
Those pesky potholes in Columbus may get fixed faster thanks to some bright engineering students here at Ohio State.
Residents of the city have a new tool at their disposal thanks in part to students of The Ohio State University computer science and engineering program. The mobile application suite “My Columbus,” the city’s latest effort to enhance community service, launched this summer.
Software engineering students established a proof of concept and fundamental development of the app in conjunction with the City of Columbus Department of Technology. The app was then passed on to a local upstart technology company, eProximiti, for further development.
The “My Columbus” app suite features include 311, which allows residents to report issues like graffiti and potholes; My Neighborhood, with quick information about government services, private sector services, entertainment and local shops; GreenSpot, which offers tips on how to be more environmentally friendly; and GetActive, with locations of local parks and recreation centers, walking and biking paths, exercise tips and health advice.
“We have a tremendous asset right in our backyard in OSU,” said Columbus Department of Technology director and CIO Gary Cavin. “It has been our goal for the past several years not only to partner with that asset … but to keep those young students here in our city when they graduate.”