2019 Community Engagement Conference: Partnering for a Resilient and Sustainable Future
The Ohio State University’s Translational Data Analytics Institute hosted a free summer camp to introduce young women to the discipline of data science and analytics. The week-long Data Science for Women Summer Camp wrapped up on Friday as more than two dozen students took a deep dive into data.
They call the project HEROES, or Helping Early Readers Obtain Excellence in Special Education. Partnering with two other universities — Georgia State and Clemson — the researchers trained 117 teachers in 95 schools from 21 districts to deliver one-to-one reading lessons to their students, ages 6-9. To qualify for the story, the students’ reading difficulties could not be related to a motor problem or low IQ.
Faculty, staff and students from The Ohio State University hit the road this week for the annual Roads Scholars Tour, a two-day bus tour showcasing university partnerships across Ohio. This year’s tour began at the Ohio State University Airport and included stops at Glen-Gery Brick Yard in Iberia, Buurma Farms in Willard, Flying Horse Farms in Mt. Gilead, Gorman-Rupp Pumps in Mansfield, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
The Oral Health Improvement through Outreach (OHIO) Project gives senior dental students the opportunity to apply coursework to a real-world setting. In doing so, students experience different types of communities and help underserved populations in Ohio receive dental care. Diana Maier and Ashley Hill wondered the same thing. As master’s students in Ohio State’s College of Social Work, both were troubled by these statistics. A project for their Social and Economic Justice class required students to research and develop an advocacy plan for any current social justice issue. Maier and Hill decided to focus their project on LGBTQ+ mental health in Columbus.
Ohio State’s Engagement Recognition Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in meaningful partnerships that produce engaged scholarship and community impact. Recipients include LiFEsports (Distinguished Community Engagement), The Ohio State University Neonatal Survival Program (Distinguished International Engagement), and the Medication Management Program/Institute of Therapeutic Innovations and Outcomes (Distinguished Service-Learning). Awardees will be recognized at a ceremony on May 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theater. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP requested at http://go.osu.edu/awardsceremony.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth are two to three times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual, cisgender counterparts*. While this disparity may seem alarming, it’s actually quite common place. But why? Diana Maier and Ashley Hill wondered the same thing. As master’s students in Ohio State’s College of Social Work, both were troubled by these statistics. A project for their Social and Economic Justice class required students to research and develop an advocacy plan for any current social justice issue. Maier and Hill decided to focus their project on LGBTQ+ mental health in Columbus.
Discovery Talks: Infectious Diseases Institute Trains Researchers to Give Educational, TED-Style Talks in the Community
Discovery Talks is a program created by Ohio State’s Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), with a focus on disseminating results of research by faculty, students and staff on infectious diseases to the public using a TED talk-style approach.
William E. "Brit" Kirwan is chancellor emeritus of the University System of Maryland will deliver the 15th Annual Patterson Lecture on May 2.
When you volunteer at a linguistics booth for kids at a science conference, you never know who you’ll meet. Kathryn Campbell-Kibler met a third-grade girl who made up her own language. “She got a piece of paper and wrote out the symbols in her made-up language,” Campbell-Kibler said. “One of the things that struck me was that she had dots that indicated whether you read the text forward, backward or up or down. It was amazing.”