The Ohio State University at Marion


Summer Programs

NOTICE: The Summer Engineering Institute for High School Juniors and Seniors, STEM Summer Camp for High School Students, and Summer Engineering Camp for Middle School Students have all been cancelled


Dear Parents and Camp Registrants,

The events of the past few weeks have been difficult for everyone, but these steps have been taken to protect the health and safety of everyone at school, in our communities, and within our families.

We must regretfully inform you that The Ohio State University has cancelled all in-person activities through the summer semester of 2020. As a result, our June Science and Engineering camps have been cancelled for this year. The Ohio State University at Marion will refund your registration fee in total back to the card used for the purchase.

If you have any questions please email me directly at rye-mccurdy.1@osu.edu


Summer Engineering Institute for High School Juniors and Seniors

June 1-4, 2020 • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Summer Engineering Institute will provide students the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of engineering. The institute will introduce students to a variety of engineering disciplines and presents some engineering fundamentals. The basic engineering topics will include the engineering design process, teamwork skills, elements of problem solving, and engineering professionalism and ethics. Students will work in teams using hands-on activities to design, build, and test robots. Students also will have field trips to local companies and explore real-world engineering applications.

Camp participants will:

  • Experience hands-on projects covering a wide range of engineering concepts
  • Gain experience working with robots to implement simple tasks and compete in a team challenge
  • Advance skills by participating in math, physics, chemistry, and engineering sessions lead by OSU faculty
  • Experience field trips to local companies
  • Interact with and learn from current OSU Marion engineering students
  • Receive a Certificate of Successful Completion from The Ohio State University at Marion
  • Receive a $250 scholarship to attend The Ohio State University at Marion

Program Details
Where: Ohio State Marion's Science and Engineering Building
Cost: $65 (lunch, transportation for local field trips, and lab costs are included in the registration fee)
Eligibility: Applicant must be a rising junior or senior in any high school for the 2020-2021 academic year and have taken math and science courses and inclined to pursue engineering/science in college.

Application Procedure
This event has been cancelled.

For more information or questions, please contact Dr. Golrokh Mirzaei, coordinator of engineering program at MRN-SummerPrograms@osu.edu


STEM Summer Camp for High School Students

June 8-12, 2020 • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The STEM Summer Camp focuses on relevant science and engineering topics. Camp attendees will experience four integrated, multidisciplinary projects working directly with Ohio State Marion faculty, undergraduate peer mentors, and local high school teachers.

Camp participants will:

  • Experience problem solving and explore engineering concepts while building watercrafts to pilot in our cardboard boat regatta
  • Gain experience working with robots to implement simple tasks and compete in a team challenge.
  • Learn to build, pilot, and race drones.
  • Explore enzymes and sugar metabolism during biochemistry sessions.
  • Experience a hands-on encounter with animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium while learning about animal conservation.
  • All participants will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion from The Ohio State University at Marion.
  • Receive a $250 scholarship to attend The Ohio State University at Marion

Program Details
Where: Ohio State Marion's Science and Engineering Building
Cost: $125 (lunch, snack, and lab costs are included in the registration fee)
Eligibility: Applicant must be enrolled as a rising freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in any high school.

Application Procedure
This event has been cancelled

For more information or questions please contact Dr. Tiffiny Rye-McCurdy at MRN-SummerPrograms@osu.edu


Summer Engineering Camp for Middle School Students

June 8-12, 2020 • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Summer Engineering Camp for Middle School Students provides an opportunity to explore engineering disciplines and to participate in activities that broaden their knowledge and skills. Students will build projects that utilize creative and critical thinking skills in order to solve problems. Activities will include working in groups which will allow students to build team working skills. Attending this camp will allow students to inquire about and discuss the engineering fields, with an ultimate goal of making informed decisions and building pathways into high school engineering courses.

Camp participants will:

  • Work on multidisciplinary projects covering a wide range of fundamental engineering concepts
  • Experience working with robots to implement simple tasks and compete in a team challenge
  • Explore engineering problem-solving techniques and analyze data using Microsoft Excel
  • Learn about algorithm development and computer programming
  • Interact with Ohio State Marion engineering faculty and staff
  • Receive a certificate of completion from The Ohio State University at Marion

Program Details
Where: Ohio State Marion's Science and Engineering Building
Cost: $100 (lunch, snack, and lab costs are included in the registration fee)
Eligibility: Any middle school student interested in engineering and related fields

Application Procedure
This event has been cancelled.

For more information or questions please contact Dr. Qudsia Tahmina at MRN-SummerPrograms@osu.edu


Engineering Summer Camp for College Freshman

August 3-4, 2020 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Lunch Break 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

This Engineering Summer Camp is a two-day virtual camp for incoming Ohio State Marion college freshmen. It is designed to provide students early access to dedicated faculty in the College of Engineering to help jump start their undergraduate career.

Camp participants will:

  • Virtually meet OSU Marion faculty in math, physics, and engineering via Zoom sessions
  • Learn the expectations of professors in the engineering program prior to the start of classes
  • Gain insight from faculty, advisors, and staff on how to prepare sufficiently for their first semester at OSU
  • Experience a sneak-peak into habits that will increase your success rate in the engineering program

Program Details
Mode of Delivery: Virtual
Eligibility: Incoming Ohio State Marion freshman enrolled in Engineering 1181/1182
Cost: Free! (Internet access is required)

Application Procedure
To apply, click here. Complete all steps outlined to submit your application and register. Registration will close on July 27th, 2020.

For more information or questions please contact Dr. Nima Mansouri or Dr. Golrokh Mirzaei at MRN-SummerPrograms@osu.edu