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K-12 Engineering Outreach Program 2017

Raised toward our $3,500 Goal
62 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 31, at 11:59 PM EDT
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K-12 Engineering still needs your help!

June 28, 2018

Our journey hasn't stopped! We still need your support because K-12 Engineering Outreach is expanding like crazy! We now have visited over 100 different schools and have reached 23,477 students so far! 


We would not have been able to do all of this without your help! THANK YOU! 


As our journey continues and our program expands, will you help us share the message with your friends and family or consider an additional gift to support the program? Any help would be greatly appreciated! 


You can learn more and visit our new page here


Thank you! 

K12 Engineering Outreach reaches its 20,000th student!

July 21, 2017

Wow, we've been going everywhere, bringing STEM projects to K12 kids all over central Ohio! This week we reached our 20,000th kid! And we're still going strong. We average about three events a week. (Whew!) Check out these future engineers!

Donations are always welcome. You can donate any time at




Thank you!

June 02, 2016

We are STOKED about meeting and even surpassing our goal! Woo-hoo! Thanks  for all your great support! You did it! We are totally going to go out and stock up on supplies to teach kids about STEM. The lab will be a mess. This is great!

And good news! Our giving page is no longer active,  but you can still give. If you would like to provide any additional support to our project, please do so here. We will run out of tape and audio cables eventually....because we are now able to do projects that kids can take home even more often!

Meanwhile, we will still post the occasional update, so if you'd like to check in from time to time, the url is

Last day!

May 31, 2016

Today is the last active day of our crowdfunding! Wow, you folks are generous!  Our goal was $3,500 and you've donated $4,170, or 119% of our original goal. That will buy even more magnets and batteries, so we can do even more of the projects that the kids gets to keep-that seems to be really, really important.  

Did you know we also have done study-abroad courses where OSU students take these projects to places like Colombia, Haiti and Guatemala? And that our projects are all designed by OSU students? And that all the information (instructions, powerpoints, parts lists) are online so anyone can do them?

I wonder what we'll hit today - can we make $5000? Here is the link so you can watch the last active day with us:

-Betty Lise Anderson

We did it!! What comes next?

May 23, 2016

I'm happy to report, we successfully surpassed our $3,500 goal!! Nice work!!

We can't begin to explain our gratitude by the support you've shown.

With our crowdfunding goal already in the rearview mirror, this means we still have an entire week to see where it goes next before our campaign officially comes to a close. Can we hit $5,000 before May 31? Let's find out. Each dollar donated funds an in-class engineering experience for one underserved child or young adult. With a $25 donation, the entire class is paid for. Every dollar goes a long way. Ohio State engineering students designed each project that way!

VIDEO: I visited with K12 Engineering Outreach volunteer Ryan Patton on Friday to find out why he participates so often in reaching out to these children. He said each young student could be a future engineering leader in the world. We owe it to ourselves and these children to make sure each one of them knows they have the potential to do it.

Follow along on our new progress here:



Another week of outreach events!

May 16, 2016

Wednesday, we visited North Franklin Elementary School (again!) and build speakers with 22 kids. Friday was the last monthly visit for this school year to Columbus Metro Library Livingston Branch, where we took advantage of the great weather and made Cartesian divers outside, and then drew 3D pictures with chalk (It's not the chalk! Its the glasses!) Then Saturday we hosted Cool Tech Girls and crammed in speakers, LED displays, and lab tours for 45 girls! After that we put our feet up.

K12 Outreach Program Volunteer: Clayton Greenbaum

May 11, 2016

You may be curious about The Ohio State University engineering students who give their free time toward making the K12 Outreach program such a success. A mainstay since 2011, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) student and program assistant, Clayton Greenbaum, has won awards for the amount of focus and passion he has for STEM outreach to underserved communities. He talks a bit about why he joined in, why he remains dedicated to the mission, and why he hopes you can help us reach our $3,500 goal.

This week in outreach...

May 07, 2016

This past week we visited North Franklin Elementary School (twice!) to make wireless energy transfer devices and paper speakers. We also visited Norwich Elementary to design LED Displays. Then Rosemore Middle School to build heart rate monitors!

Choose a giving level


Elementary School

Provide colored chalk and glasses for kids to learn about 3D optics.


Middle School

Twenty kindergartners can make Cartesian Divers- and keep them! But I warn you, they will make a mess.


High School

An entire classroom builds paper speakers, the best project ever.


Bachelor's Degree

The whole class constructs DC motors!


Master's Degree

We could build 20 new heart rate monitor sensor clips from potato chip clips and infrared LEDS and sensors.



With this gift we can purchase a portable projector so we don’t have to pantomime how read a circuit schematic.


Nobel Laureate

Replenish our supplies of breadboards, chips, LEDS, tape, hot glue, and resistors for a wide range of projects.

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