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Grandparents Day

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 8:30am-3:30pm

Dreese Laboratories Lobby | 2015 Neil Ave. | Columbus, OH 43201

***** Registration for this event is currently closed ***** 
Please contact Patrick Lynch ( or 614-292-4081) with questions 

$100 per grandparent & $50 per child
children ages 7-12

The College of Engineering is excited to announce the inaugural Buckeye Engineering Grandparents Day!

A fun-filled day for engineering grandparents to bring their grandchild(ren) – ages 7-12 – back to campus to show them what engineering is all about. Hands-on STEM-related activities throughout the day to show just how fun and exciting engineering can be.  

You will create lifelong memories as a family, and who knows, maybe you will be planting a Buckeye seed in their minds to follow in your footsteps!

The format for the day will include opening and closing group remarks and then attendees will have the chance to select two (2) activity sessions from the master list to fill out their day.  


8:30-9:30am: Registration

9:30-10am: Opening Remarks featuring Dean David B. Williams and a live demo

10:15-11:45am: Hands-on activity session 1

12:00-1:00pm: Buffett Lunch

Lunch will include actions stations from student organizations, the national champion EcoCAR 3 team and Camaro, a photo booth and additional demos

1:15-2:45pm: Hands-on activity session 2

3:00-3:30pm: Closing Remarks and group photo

Following the formal program will be a casual reception in the lobby of Dreese Labs. Additionally, feel free to explore campus and connect with faculty and staff. 


*Classes subject to change, check back often for updates

Explore the Machine Shop

Mr. Potato Head Assembly

Toy Adaptation

We’ve Lost our Marbles! Design Challenge

Hands on Engineering at Home

What Makes Chapstick Special

Young Architects

See Descriptions

Register by phone by July 20: 1-800-762-5646

$100 per grandparent & $50 per child

If you have additional questions please contact Patrick Lynch, Director of Alumni Relations at or 614-292-4081.