Early Engagement



The College of Engineering is committed to engaging students, faculty and staff to positively impact engineering career awareness and preparation in K-12 education, especially among underrepresented students and communities.


Broaden Participation

  • Bring opportunities to underserved K-12 students so that they become aware of engineering careers and are knowledgeable about pathways to get there.

Support Broader Impacts

  • Enable faculty to extend their teaching and research in a way that encourages and supports the next generation of students to become aware of, and be prepared for, engineering as a course of study and career path.

Building a Culture of Outreach

  • Foster an environment for faculty, staff and students, where outreach is a normative and expected behavior.

Enlist Student Ambassadors

  • Integrate outreach into the student experience to prepare graduates for careers marked by service to their communities.

For questions or concerns, please email Howard Green, ​Director of K - 12 Educational Outreach at greene.8@osu.edu.

Summer Programs

The Diversity, Outreach and Inclusion Office will be offering one-day summer experiences for rising junior and senior High School students for the 2022-23 academic year. The day program provides hands on activities that highlight the principles of different engineering disciplines and promote team projects. Students will experience engineering from a humanitarian perspective and learn about the engineering design building process as it relates to consumer safety. 


Students will also receive important information on the college application process as well as financial aid and scholarships.

DATES TO REMEMBER: June and July 2022... more details available in January 2022

For questions or concerns, please email Ivette Diaz, Early Engagement Coordinator at diaz.139@osu.edu.

Sponsored by the GM Foundation.