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New Broader Impacts webpage
Be sure to check out a new webpage - "Broader Impacts at The Ohio State University and Beyond" - that includes information and resources around broader impacts for Ohio State faculty and staff, including how to request consultations and workshops.Read more
2022 University Outreach and Engagement Award recipients announced
Ohio State's University Outreach and Engagement Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Congratulations to this year's recipients!Read more
OSU Engages May Newsletter
Check out the OSU Engages May Newsletter featuring the COSI Science Festival, a recap of the Patterson Lecture with President Johnson, the Community Connector Q&A with Charlene Brenner, and more!Read more
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.
Water First For Thirst Promotes Healthy Beverage Consumption
Health campaigns have picked up in popularity in recent years, as Americans face a staggering increase in obesity rates. While this epidemic does affect adults, one of the more prominent concerns is its impact on children, due to lower levels of activity and higher consumption of unhealthy foods. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 20% of children and teenagers in the U.S. are obese. One group at Ohio State is working to resolve this issue through a healthy consumption program called Water First for Thirst. The program is part of a statewide campaign to educate Ohioans about why water should be the first beverage of choice.