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.