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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

Engineering Hometown Ambassadors is a program dedicated to encouraging the next generation of engineering professionals. Undergraduate junior and senior engineering students volunteer to return as a team to their hometown high schools to relate their engineering experiences. Students give presentations, run demonstrations and participate in Q&A panels as they share their experiences on a variety of topics, including engineering classes, life as an engineering student, undergraduate research, internships/co-ops and how to prepare for a college engineering curriculum. Ohio State industry alumni have participated in many visits in order to provide insights on real world engineering applications and industry experiences. The program currently has 50+ participating high schools, primarily in the Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati regions. If you are 1) an alumnus of the College of Engineering, currently reside in Ohio and would like to participate OR 2) a high school interested in arranging a Hometown Ambassador visit, please contact Howard Greene, Director of K-12 Outreach (greene.8@osu.edu, 614-688-7541).

WiE RISE

Sponsored by the GM Foundation and Shell and hosted by the Women in Engineering (WiE) Program, WiE RISE is a six-day, residential summer camp designed to introduce female students to Ohio State's undergraduate engineering majors and related career fields. Young women who are currently enrolled in 10th or 11th grade are eligible to apply.  Sessions will be led by Ohio State engineering faculty and graduate students and will consist of an introductory presentation followed by a hands-on activity. Each evening, participants will engage in social and recreational activities designed to introduce them to the undergraduate experience at The Ohio State University.

Dates: June 11-16, 2017

For more info: https://wie.osu.edu/wie-rise 

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 the 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 7, 2017.

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 4-16, 2017

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 7, 2017.

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: June 25 – July 1, 2017

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