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October 2015 Archives

BPCRC Engages through Exhibit, Education

Mysteries in Ice, an interactive exhibition on polar exploration at the Thompson Library through Jan. 3, is a part of the 25th anniversary of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program, which collects, preserves and provides access to historical documents concerned with polar exploration and research. The exhibit is an extension of BPCRC’s education and outreach program that engages the community through facility tours, school visits, film screenings, and workshops.

Impact Grant Funding Opportunities

Impact Grants (up to $60,000) support collaborative faculty teaching and research activities across a broad spectrum of academic interests focused on addressing compelling 21st century societal challenges and opportunities. Grants will fund diverse interdisciplinary university teams working together with public/private sector partners in mutually beneficial exchanges of knowledge to create impact leading to sustainable lasting change.

Inspired Design: Ohio State Teams Up for Public Art Project

What if you could take a mundane structure and make it more eye-catching and pleasant for the people who work there? That was the challenge before Ohio State faculty members as they worked on Coney Island, the first parking lot attendant booth to be designed as part of a public art project downtown.

Ohio Land Exchange Program to Help Shrinking Ohio Cities

In the 1800s, during the Industrial Revolution, there was not enough space. Dense populations swarmed into cities hoping to get a piece of the American Dream. In response to these growing cities, land was strategically mapped out to accommodate large amounts of people, and even more land was planned out when those people started their own businesses. But what happens when the opposite occurs? What happens when people pack up and leave these cities, abandoning their land and structures previously used to house their businesses? The Ohio Land Exchange plans to address exactly that. Starting with Lima, Ohio, the program hopes to encourage stake-holders, like Head Start Lima, interested in more space to negotiate and share structures in the city, and ultimately turn those tax deficiencies into productive lands.

Girls Circle Project Hopes to Empower Young Girls

Anna Lunsford grew up with her father and brother. She played with boys’ toys and didn’t have many girl friends, or a strong female figure to look up to. Now, she is hoping to be that role model for young girls in Columbus as a part of the Girls Circle Project at Ohio State.

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