The Ohio State University at Marion


Summer Programs


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STEM Summer Camp for High School Students

June 12-16, 2023

The STEM Summer Camp program is a week long day camp that focuses on a broad sampling of relevant science and engineering topics. Camp attendees will experience multidisciplinary projects working with Ohio State Marion faculty in math, chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering.

Campers will exercise their critical thinking skills during problem solving sessions focusing on building boats a volunteer must pilot across the YMCA swimming pool. Participants will work collaboratively in teams to build and program robots to ultimately compete in a team challenge. Students will experience inquiry-based learning in OSU science labs during biochemistry sessions simulating blood-typing and the study of inherited diseases. Campers will also experience hands-on activities in the field as they examine macroinvertebrates during a wetlands fieldtrip, and take a tour of the Orton Geological Museum. All students that participate during the full duration of the camp will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion from The Ohio State University at Marion.

Program Details
Where: Ohio State Marion, Science and Engineering Building
When: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $150 (lunch 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
Use the following link to apply for STEM Summer Camp for High School Students: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8AeutWj2Y79ggUC

Registration will close May 31st, 2023. Internet access is required for completing the application form and remitting the camp fee.

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


Summer Engineering Camp for Middle School Students

June 12-16, 2023

Summer Engineering Camp is a week-long day camp that provides an opportunity for middle school students to explore engineering disciplines by participating in activities that broaden their knowledge and skills. Students will participate in interactive sessions and work on hands-on projects that allows them to develop critical thinking skills in order to solve problems.

Camp participants will learn about current engineering tools and software applications used by the professionals in the field. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the engineering faculty and staff and network with industry experts which will facilitate them in making informed decisions about their career. The experience gained by participating in this camp will facilitate students in building pathways into high school and college-level programs.

All students that participate during the full duration of the camp will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion from The Ohio State University at Marion.

Program Details
Where: Ohio State Marion, Science and Engineering Building
When: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. every day.
Cost: $125 (lunch and lab costs are included in the registration fee)
Eligibility: Any middle school student interested in engineering and related fields.

Application Procedure

Use the following link to apply for Summer Engineering Camp for Middle School Students: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5j8yZ5WUk5JhKjI

Registration will close May 31st, 2023. Internet access is required for completing the application form and remitting the camp fee.

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


Engineering Institute for High School Juniors and Seniors

June 5-8, 2023

The Summer Engineering Institute is a four-day long camp that 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. Participants will work in teams using hands-on activities to design, build, and test engineering projects. Camp participants will

Program Details
Where: Ohio State Marion – Marion Science and Engineering Building
When: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. every day.
Cost: $90 (lunch and lab costs are included in the registration fee)
Eligibility: Applicant must be enrolled as a rising junior or senior in any high school for 2022-2023 academic year and have a minimum B in high school math and science courses.

Application Procedure

Use the following link to apply for Engineering Institute for High School Juniors and Seniors: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bQPivfnw0Vbt5CS

Registration will close May 31st, 2023. Internet access is required for completing the application form and remitting the camp fee.

For more information or questions please contact Dr. Nima Mansouri at MRNthSummerPrograms@osu.edu


Engineering Startup Camp for College Freshman

August 1-4, 2023

The Engineering Startup Camp for College Freshman is a week-long camp designed for new engineering and engineering technology students. Math, physics, and engineering faculty will lead sessions. They will provide head start to prepare participants for their college learning experience at The Ohio State University.

The agenda will include:

  • Opportunities to advance students skills by participating in math, physics, and engineering sessions—led by Ohio State Faculty
  • Interaction with current Ohio State Marion engineering students
  • Guest speakers from local engineering industries
  • Hands–on engineering activities to learn about many different projects engineers encounter

Program Details
Where: Ohio State Marion - Science and Engineering Building
When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. every day
Cost: $50 (lunch and lab costs are included in the registration fee)
Eligibility: Applicant must be new engineering/engineering technology freshmen at The Ohio State University at Marion.

Application Procedure

Use the following link to apply for Engineering Institute for High School Juniors and Seniors: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6XbVODMPRXpIUnA

Registration will close May 31st, 2023. Internet access is required for completing the application form and remitting the camp fee.

For more information or questions please contact Dr. Nima Mansouri at MRNthSummerPrograms@osu.edu