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June 2014 Archives

Dental H.O.M.E. Coach Brings Care to the Community

For the 19 percent of Ohio children without dental insurance, Ohio State has one program that will make many of them smile. The Ohio State University’s Dental H.O.M.E. (Health Outreach Mobile Experience) Coach, a dental office in an RV, travels to various Columbus City Schools throughout the year to provide dental exams, X-rays, diagnoses, cleanings and extractions to the underserved youngsters of Central Ohio – free of charge.

Moms2B Program Helps New and Expectant Moms Get Children Off on the Right Foot

Sharonda Avant has three precious reasons for believing in the power of the Moms2B Ohio State outreach program. Several months before giving birth to triplets in June 2013 in the Wexner Medical Center, she registered in the program and learned to maintain a healthy pregnancy through proper nutrition and health care. “Without Moms2B, I probably would not have made it this far with the triplets,” she said. After they were born, she learned about parenting and planning nutritious meals on a budget. The program changed her way of thinking about cooking and shopping.

Ohio State Students Earn First Place in National EcoCAR 2 Competition

The Ohio State team took first place in EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future, a three-year competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors and 30 other government and industry leaders. The award included $32,000 in cash prizes. The national competition, managed by Argonne National Laboratory, gives students real-world automotive engineering experience, while striving to improve the environmental impact and energy efficiency of an already highly-efficient vehicle.

Weinland Park Story Book

In the summer of 2013, a group of teenagers and an educator from the Wexner Center for the Arts spread out across a low-income neighborhood just a few blocks from the Ohio State campus. They fought through rain, sunburn and blistered feet to gather community members’ stories about life during a time of transition and turned it into art: the “Weinland Park Story Book.”

Engagement is:

The collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

- Carnegie Foundation (2008)

Contact us:

Office of Outreach and Engagement
203 Bricker Hall
190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 247-7795