Since 2008, engineering students at The Ohio State University have visited K-12 classrooms, libraries, and summer camps to get kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Volunteers bring all the materials on site, at no cost to the teacher. The program focuses on underserved communities. The projects are designed to be cheap - really cheap - because it’s important for a kid to build something and then take it home. Each project demonstrates the application of different scientific principles, guiding children as they learn to build a working widget. The labs, all designed by Ohio State students, typically cost between $1 and $2 per kid - but our favorite, the paper speaker, is less than a dollar!
The good news: Your contribution of $25 allows one entire classroom to build speakers and keep them. They really work! Just connect it to your mp3 player, phone, or computer.
In addition, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Outreach Program is expanding like crazy! We have now visited over 100 different schools, plus it seems like infinite libraries, camps, scout groups, etc. We have reached a 23,477 students so far! Nearly 2000 so far in 2018 alone!) In fact, we are doing outreach events at the average rate of three visits per week during the school year and once a week during the summer. Our volunteers are great! But your donation helps pay for magnets, batteries, and wires. Even $25 is enough to build speakers with an entire classroom of kids and they get to keep it! That is so important to the kids- “Look Mom, I made this speaker, and it really works!”
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Provide colored chalk and glasses for kids to learn about 3D optics.