Student Organizations

Engineers for Community Service (ECOS) (Kevin Passino, Faculty Advisor)

Students from all engineering backgrounds who collaborate in both local and international service projects.

Sample projects include:

  • Constructing wheelchair ramps for disabled community members
  • Holding open computer lab office hours at a local retirement community
  • Implementing viable power and housing solutions in Choluteca, Honduras

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) (Amanda Davey, Faculty Advisor)

The student-led OSU chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA, an organization committed to community and sustainable engineering on the global-scale.

OSU's EWB chapter had a project on improving water sanitation in Las Pilitas, El Salvador, but now is currently working on an infrastructure and irrigation project in the community of Njau in The Gambia. EWB-OSU has had two assessment trips to Njau, where they took data, held community and individual dialogues, and surveyed the land, in order to assess the problems the community was facing and best help the community solve these issues. In the beginning of August 2018, EWB-OSU is travelling back to Njau for their first implementation trip, where they will be installing a fence designed by EWB-OSU and their partners to keep wildlife from destroying the community's crops.EWB OSU students converse with Gambian natives about their irrigation problem

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) (Bhavik Bakshi, Faculty Advisor)

A group which "strives to be the premier engineering sustainability organization on campus."  Promotes "Green Engineering" through local projects and guest speaker sessions.

Solar Education and Outreach (SEO) (Paul Berger, Faculty Advisor)

Sample projects include:

  • Investigating effective enclosure styles during solar panel assembly
  • Developing a "hands-on" display for COSI summer STEM programs
  • Installing solar-panels at a school in Haiti as part of an OSU service-learning program

Code 4 Community (C4C) (Kevin Passino and Scottye Cash, Faculty Advisors)

Code 4 Community at The Ohio State University seeks to use programming to demonstrate and implement the benefits of computer science in the world by reaching out to non-profit and charity organizations--including student organizations with a focus on charity work--that would benefit from technical assistance, which may include (but is not limited to) creating websites, developing applications, or writing programs for organizational purposes. Code 4 Community may also host workshops or events available to the surrounding community that teach basic knowledge of programming. Code 4 Community will do this at no cost to the organizations or participants and will simply work to allow the community to see the positive impact of computer science and grant its members the ability to gain real-world experience that may be applicable in a later career.

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SERVitecture (Beth Blostein and Andrew Cruse, Faculty Advisors)

Students and faculty in the Knowlton School of Architecture, united through service projects "related to the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning".  Activities include weeklong service trips, design-build projects, and campus-based events.

Design Building Institute of America - OSU (Jesus J. Lara, Faculty Advisor)

DBIA-OSU is a student organization that works to create a strong working partnership between students and industry professionals by promoting successful utilization of the design-build project delivery method in shaping the built environment. They do humanitarian work around Columbus.

Ecological Engineering Society at OSU 

EES at OSU is a student organization focused on promoting ecological engineering at OSU.  They participate in projects that serve the community and environment.

Design Outreach Student Club (Greg Bixler, Faculty Advisor)

This club is a student organization at OSU associated with the organization Design Outreach