K-12 Engineering Outreach Program
You can encourage a love of science and learning

Engineering students at The Ohio State University host labs in K-12 classrooms, libraries and summer camps to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The labs, all designed by Ohio State students, typically cost between $1 and $2 per child—but our favorite, the paper speaker, is less than a dollar. These fun projects demonstrate the application of different scientific principles and create a lasting impression on students who bring their projects home.


Through the dedicated work of our student volunteers and support for the program, we are able to continue to expand the program, host it at no cost and focus on underserved communities. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Outreach Program has now visited over 100 different schools, libraries, scout groups, and community programs, reaching more than 23,000 students. The program conducts outreach events at the average rate of three visits per week during the school year and once a week during the summer. Our volunteers are incredible!


When you make a gift to the Outreach Program, your donation does more than help pay for magnets, batteries and wires. You are supporting meaningful experiences that will inspire the next generation of engineers. These students keep their projects and proudly display their work in the classroom and showcase their success to their teachers and parents.


Help Engineering students and volunteers reach even more children and encourage a love of learning—please make your gift today!


Are you staff or faculty? You can make your gift via payroll deduction.

Early Bird Match
Grab your coffee, it's time to kick off the Day of Giving with the Early Bird Match! A gift to the cause, college, or unit of your choice between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
Lunchtime Challenge
All gifts made in the next hour (noon to 1 p.m. ET) will be doubled up to a total of $2,000! Make your gift now!
$2,000 MATCHED
Happy Hour Challenge
The work day is over, let's have some fun! The cause, college or unit that receives the most gifts today between 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET will receive an additional $1,000 towards their cause or effort.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 Animals 36
2 Community 21
3 Environment 14
4 Food Insecurity 12
5 Ensure Student Success 10
6 Alumni Clubs 10
7 Diversity & Inclusion 10
8 Arts 7
9 Global Initiatives 0
Home Stretch Match
We have 3 hours left until this year's Day of Giving ends. If you still haven't made a gift, now is the time! All gifts made between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $1,000. Don't wait to make your gift!
$1,000 MATCHED
Top Causes: By Gifts
Which area has the most gifts?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Community 209
2 Ensure Student Success 202
3 Animals 194
4 Environment 125
5 Food Insecurity 119
6 Arts 113
7 Global Initiatives 30
Top Causes: By Dollars
Which area has raised the most money so far?
Rank Department Raised
1 Ensure Student Success $89,503.11
2 Community $17,240.00
3 Animals $10,186.00
4 Arts $7,624.00
5 Environment $7,122.00
6 Food Insecurity $4,996.00
7 Global Initiatives $1,597.50
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Or you can contact us at giving@osu.edu.