The Ohio State University at Marion


Summer Programs

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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.

Stay tuned. Registration will open soon!

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 17, 2020
Registrants will be emailed DocuSign waiver forms on May 18th, 2020. Signed waivers must be submitted no later than May 25th, 2020.

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.
Stay tuned. Registration will open soon!

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 for middle school students to participate in hand-on projects to broaden their knowledge and skills. Attendees will explore different majors and become familiar with various engineering disciplines with an ultimate goal of making informed decisions and building pathways into high school engineering courses.

Camp participants will:

  • Experience multidisciplinary projects covering a wide range of engineering concepts
  • Gain experience working with robots to implement simple tasks and compete in a team challenge
  • Explore data analysis and problem solving techniques in Microsoft Excel
  • Learn about computer programming and coding
  • 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
Stay tuned. Registration will open soon!

The Ohio State University at Marion
Summer Camp Coordinators
210B MSE Building
1465 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Marion, OH 43302

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


Engineering Summer Camp for College Freshman

August 3-7, 2020 • 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This Engineering Summer Camp is a five-day camp for incoming college freshmen. For more information or questions please contact Dr. Nima Mansouri at MRN-SummerPrograms@osu.edu

Registation fee is $50.

The Ohio State University’s engineering program is ranked first among all Ohio colleges and universities.