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
Community Connectors: AJ Johnson
AJ Johnson serves as the coordinator for service and outreach within Student Activities, where she administers local service and civic engagement programming through the Office of Student life. Since joining the Student Activities team in the summer of 2017, she has been able to advise the OSU Votes cohort through both the 2018 midterm and 2020 presidential elections, support and organize multiple single days of service with the Pay It Forward cohort, co-advise three trips to Ghana with Buck-I-SERV and connect hundreds of students to local nonprofits across Columbus. Read Q&A AJ Johnson serves as the coordinator for service and outreach within Student Activities, where she administers local service and civic engagement programming through the Office of Student life. Since joining the Student Activities team in the summer of 2017, she has been able to advise the OSU Votes cohort through both the 2018 midterm and 2020 presidential elections, support and organize multiple single days of service with the Pay It Forward cohort, co-advise three trips to Ghana with Buck-I-SERV and connect hundreds of students to local nonprofits across Columbus.
Community engaged learning: Blueprint Columbus and senior capstones
Communities experiencing population, climatic and other major changes are frequently seeking to build green infrastructure to improve the functioning of basic municipal services while also improving the quality of the local environment. Blueprint Columbus is an innovative way of eliminating sanitary sewer overflows while also investing in neighborhoods and the local economy. A partnership with Ohio State through multiple capstone courses has helped the program improve outreach and engagement in Columbus Neighborhoods.
Engaged Scholars: Mary Rodriguez
New American and low-income communities face unique and difficult challenges. Through community engaged scholarship, Assistant Professor of Community Leadership Mary Rodriguez focuses on supporting communities in change processes at the individual, household, and community levels. She says strong, resilient communities are made up of the individuals and their assets, the relationships and bonds between one another, and the organizations and external players that support them.
Community Connectors: Jason Cervenec
Jason Cervenec, education and outreach director, wears a few different hats at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, all of which involving engaging with communities. He shares the centers cutting edge science with the general public, helps decision makers understand climate change and its impacts, and educates youth and families about the geosciences and polar regions.
Black Impact 100: A Community Effort to Heal a Community
Dr. Josephs experiences led to his research focus on the health of special populationsspecifically African American men, who have the shortest life expectancy of any racial gender group. At Ohio State and across Columbus, hes connected with others who share his goals and in the summer of 2020 launched a research study called Black Impact 100.