Awarded by The Ohio State University Alumni Association, the Innovative Program of the Year award celebrates new and unique programming initiatives hosted by alumni clubs and societies.
Our Virtual STEM Outreach program took home the honor this year, winning the society a $600 prize to use toward future events programs. Kudos to everyone involved in organizing these awesome experiences and activities for kids interested in engineering.
Synopsis of the program
We turned STEM outreach all-star Professor Betty Lise Anderson’s hands-on projects into virtual learning opportunities for children across the country. The EE/ECE Alumni Society worked in conjunction with Professor Anderson to gather the core materials needed for these projects and ship them to participants. While these projects are usually facilitated in person, we hosted virtual sessions to explain the underlying scientific and engineering principles in a manner that kids will understand while showing them how to construct each project.