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June 2015 Archives

Engineering Program Brings Creativity to K-12 Students

Reach out to 10,250 students in 79 different schools, and show every one of them that they can be something that they may never have imagined being. Do this for seven years, holding the attention of students from kindergarten to 12th grade and giving them hands-on projects that open their minds to what they can accomplish in their lives. Who does this? Betty Lise Anderson is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She founded the K-12 Engineering Outreach program in 2008 and recently won the highest university award for community engagement, the University Outreach and Engagement Award.

LiFE Sports Youth Leadership Academy Teaches Work, Life Skills

The LiFE Sports Youth Leadership Academy, now in its second year, is a leadership development program dedicated to preparing LiFE Sports youth, ages 15-18, for college and future careers. The Leadership Academy seeks to expand on the important skills taught at LiFE Sports (i.e., S.E.T.S – self-control, teamwork, effort, and social responsibility) by providing older youth with additional education and work experiences that will help them gain the necessary skills to succeed at work and in life. The Youth Leadership Academy is comprised of three phases; the Skills Phase, the Success Phase, and the Culminating Event. Each phase is targeted at a different skill-set that builds upon the previous phase. Two returning participants in the LiFE Sports Youth Leadership Academy, Savon Banks and Kyrianne Stanton, recently shared their thoughts about the academy.

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