Engaged Scholars: Michael Stamatikos
Michael Stamatikos long-standing strategic collaboration in fast-paced astrophysical research with the National Science Foundations IceCube Observatory and NASAs Swift/Fermi satellite missions has allowed him to participate in major scientific discoveries, while providing undergraduate students access to advanced research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This aligns well with his efforts toward improving the professional development of educators, K-16 student success, science advocacy and community engagement.Learn More
Nominations sought for Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program and Patterson Lecture
Nominations are being sought for future editions of the Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program and the Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture.
The Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program brings eminent authorities to Ohio State to address topics related to the Discovery Themes and to engage students, faculty, staff and members of the community in thoughtful examination of major issues of public concern.
The Patterson Lecture brings to campus annually a prominent figure to speak to the range of challenges facing land-grant institutions in the 21st century and beyond. The lecture challenges the university and community audience to continue to use their knowledge and resources and work together to solve world issues.Nominate a speaker
2021 Outreach and Engagement grant recipients announced
The Office of Outreach and Engagement has awarded more than $215,000 to 23 recipients of 2021 Outreach and Engagement grants. Grants were awarded at a maximum amount of $10,000 to support development of impact reports for programs, performances or exhibits; development of a public policy document or report; or support for a team to develop a grant proposal or finalize a manuscript for publication submission.Read more
Meet the 2021-22 Albert Schweitzer Fellows
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is a one-year community service program for graduate and professional students at Ohio State and Ohio University. You are invited to learn about the work fellows plan to conduct over the course of the upcoming academic year.Read more
Campus Compact now accepting proposals for Compact22 national conference
Proposals are sought that explore the theme: A Better Way Forward: Innovation with equity at the center. The conference will explore how we can imagine a better way forward, mobilizing the power of higher education to drive innovation, build connections, and create a new normal centered in equity and justice. Proposals due Oct. 15.Learn more and apply
Ohio State Student Leads by Partnering in Community
In recent years, the founding of Ohio State's Second-Year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) has helped multiple students facilitate community programs through its fellowship grant funding. One such student is DaVonti' Haynes, a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Public Affairs, who has been innovating the way educational programs are extended outside of the university since his freshman year. Haynes has been instrumental in creating multiple programs at Ohio State, but specifically A Day in the Life of a Buckeye and Mentor-A-Buckeye have been personal projects.
Youth Beat Radio Gives Young People a Voice
Young people are inundated every day with messages from the media, but opportunities to be the ones shaping and sending the messages are rare. Youth Beat Radio, a radio program produced by students from The Ohio State University, Central Ohio high schools, and youth organizations, gives them a chance to talk to the community from their perspective.
MobileYou Updates Columbus on Health Care
We are in the age of technology as a daily necessity. At the same time, local public health has become an increasingly important issue. One group in particular at Ohio State has pursued addressing these realities through an app called MobileYou that provides access to free meals, job placement, shelter information and affordable health clinics, among other services. The app also includes a navigation system which allows users to find to the locations of these resources in their surrounding area through the accessibility of Google Maps-based technology, while also providing links to affordable transportation.
Clean Marinas Program Heightens Awareness of Eco-Friendly Practices
Pollution and unsustainable use of our natural resources seem to be ever present realities in not only our environment, but also in our daily lives. Educational programs that provide the information and utilities to encourage eco-friendly practices are one of the necessary steps to bringing awareness to not only the academic world, but also the public. The Ohio Clean Marinas Program, a partnership between Ohio State (through Ohio Sea Grant), the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association, has been working for years to do just that.
Food Insecurity Drives Ohio State Student's Engaged Scholarship
Her family used to visit the city for 10 days and then head to the village - an overnight train and bus-ride away - where her grandparents lived. Although there was an initial cultural shock for her upon her first arrival to the city, it would seem that the real barrier was waiting for her in the village: her grandparents did not speak English, and she didn't speak their native language. But for her, it didn't matter.