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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.
Student-led electric motorcycle team finishes 3rd in Isle of Man TT Zero
The Ohio State University College of Engineering’s Buckeye Current electric motorcycle team—along with UK native and world-renowned rider Rob “The Bullet” Barber—finished third in their first-ever appearance at the world-famous Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) races. The only U.S. collegiate team to compete in the TT Zero, Buckeye Current steered to a podium finish with an average speed of 90.4 mph, besting both professional and collegiate competitors.
"We didn't imagine how incredible this place was – the atmosphere, the racing, the challenge,” said Aaron Bonnell-Kangas, Buckeye Current team member and an electrical and computer engineering major. “The total development time of our bike was just over nine months, from conception to completion with a budget at a fraction of the professional teams that bested us. Yet we became only the second collegiate team to earn a podium finish, and are the only one to break 90 mph on an electric machine around the Mountain Course."
Buckeye Current, one of a handful of collegiate electric motorcycle teams in the nation, is just one of the many experiential learning opportunities available to Ohio State Engineering students.
3-D printing adds new dimension to first-year engineering
The addition of 3-D printing capabilities promises to add a whole new dimension to The Ohio State University College of Engineering’s nationally recognized First-Year Engineering Program.
Focused on experiential learning, the First-Year Engineering Program, based in the Engineering Education Innovation Center (EEIC), exposes incoming students to the field of engineering through project-based design courses.
The EEIC purchased 12 new MakerBot Replicator 2 desktop 3-D printers for engineering students to move beyond just modeling objects. Each freshman Buckeye engineer will learn how to manufacture their own creations and see firsthand how to refine their work. The printed objects can then be incorporated into the students’ design-and-build team projects or used to enhance lab learning. Learn more here.