K-12 Academic Outreach
Ohio State Engineering students and alumni form teams that return to their hometown high schools to answer questions and share insights about engineering as a course of study and career. Each year 40 to 50 schools across the State of Ohio receive Hometown Ambassador visits encouraging the next generation of engineering professionals.
“It is always a pleasure to receive our former students and especially rewarding to listen to them explain how they are doing in school and/or their careers.” – Hometown Ambassador High School Administrator
Translating Engineering Research to K-8 (TEK8)
Undergraduates are immersed in a summer engineering research experience as a foundation to develop design challenges that teach K-8 students the engineering design process and provide an awareness of engineering careers. Our students work with in-service teachers in an engineering course, where they develop and deliver the challenges to underserved students. Visit the TEK8 webpage (https://u.osu.edu/tek8/)
“TEK8 was by far my favorite class I’ve ever taken and gave me tremendous motivation to continue pursuing a career in engineering. I cannot express my gratitude enough.” - TEK8 Undergraduate Student
For more information:
Howard Greene, Director of K - 12 Educational Outreach, greene.8[at]osu.edu