Engaged Scholars: Volume 1 (2013)

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Poster presentations from the 2013 Engagement Forum


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    Dining with Diabetes Program Development
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Remley, Dan
    Nearly 1 in 10 Ohioans has been diagnosed with diabetes which, if not managed properly, can increase the risk for serious health problems, from heart disease to eye and foot complications. Diabetes costs Ohio $5.9 billion annually in medical expenses, lost work, and early death. To address this critical problem, OSU Extension's Dining with Diabetes (DWD) teaches ways to manage diabetes through menu-planning, carbohydrate-counting, portion control, labelreading, food demonstration and healthy recipe taste-testing.
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    East Asian Studies Center's Arts Initiative
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Attias-Goldstein, Michelle
    In Autumn 2012, EASC's arts initiative continued with a large-scale project which brought renowned Japanese artist Migiwa Orimo to Columbus to work on Japanthemed art projects with school children and to share her work with the larger community through an exhibition at a municipal building. EASC Program Manager Michelle Attias-Goldstein led the project which secured external funding from both the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council. EASC selected a local charter school, Columbus Preparatory Academy, as its partner school and worked closely with Orimo and art teacher Kristen Pyshora to design the Japan-themed program for the 800+ students. Programming began with elementary school and middle school assemblies at which Orimo presented on her work as an installation artist while contextualizing it through introductions of elements of Japanese culture, such as traditional festivals and the connection with nature. Students then spent the next three weeks working on Japan-themed projects in art class, such as writing their name in Japanese, origami, kirigami, fans, kimono patterns, haiku, brush painting, wish boards, and more. Orimo then returned to the school and used the student projects to construct a large installation in a hallway off of the school lobby. The space was transformed into a personal, refl ective space containing the collective contributions of the entire school.
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    Young Writers Workshop
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Ramsey, MaryKatherine
    This program is a one week long, intensive and immersive program in creative writing for high school students. It takes place during the summer of the 10th or 11th grade years. The program is free to anyone who is accepted and admissions to the program are based on writing samples. This means that grades, gender, and socioeconomic class play no part in the selection.
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    Working Towards Abundant and Sustainable Vegetable Production in the Developing World
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Miller, Sally
    Improving productivity of vegetable crops in the developing world leads to higher income for farm families and a more healthful and balanced diet for consumers. However, poorly controlled diseases and pests, unsanitary practices and misuse of pesticides threaten efforts to achieve this goal. Working with researchers, outreach specialists and farmers, safe and effective management practices are being developed that benefit farmers and consumers alike.
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    Urban Literacy Outreach: Connecting Undergraduates to K-12
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Hill McClary, Nancy
    The Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing launched its first service-learning outreach course spring semester 2013. Dr. Nancy Hill McClary and her team of graduate students connect university undergraduates to K-12 students through onsite literacy workshops. Our outreach to Columbus City Schools is grounded in flexible, unique approaches so we can bring flavor and flair to reading, writing, and speaking.
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    Young Scholars Program
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Austin, Curtis
    The Young Scholars Program (YSP), a comprehensive pre-collegiate and collegiate program, enhances the academic, personal, and career development skills of students from low-income families to prepare them for college success. Founded in 1988, YSP identifies academically talented first-generation middle and high school students from Ohio's nine largest urban school districts: Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lorain, Toledo, and Youngstown.
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    Urban 4-H in Youngstown, Ohio
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Hanna, Janice
    In 2007, members of the Mahoning County Extension staff attended a meeting of the Idora Neighborhood Association (INA). With the help of adult volunteers from the INA, a community 4-H club was established, the Idora Wildcats.
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    The Outreach and Engagement Program of the Middle East Studies Center
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) McClimans, Melinda
    Middle East Studies Center (MESC) faculty, staff and volunteers are a regular presence at local and national schools. The Center supports in-depth study at the university while also engaging with local, regional and national communities to share knowledge and academic information. We seek to inspire students and young people at OSU and beyond to learn more, and perhaps gain language and cultural expertise focused on North Africa, West and Central Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean.
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    The STEAM Factory
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Holowinsky, Roman
    To promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the OSU community across Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. To disseminate research, technology and pedagogy through public interaction and creative new ways to reach a broader audience.
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    Developing FleetCalc to Reshape Our Nation's Vehicle Fleets
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Rizzoni, Giorgio; Schuelke-Leech, Beth-Anne
    Fleet owners now have a plethora of fuel options, vehicle types and technologies to choose from. There is a huge amount of information available on these options, some of which is contradictory, hard to compare, misleading or false. This same gauntlet is faced by policy makers who look to formulate strategies to accomplish a particular goal, or who wonder what the implications are of a particular program or initiative. Complex fleet calculators have been developed, giving fleet owners detailed information on the implications of a particular vehicle option. These fleet calculators require large amounts of data, and their results are complex and difficult to interpret.
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    United States-Indonesian Teacher Education Consortium
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02)
    The United States – Indonesian Teacher Education Consortium partners 3 American universities and 12 Indonesian partners. We improve Indonesian teacher education, preparation, and quality.
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    The Ohio State University Law and Leadership Institute
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Northern, Kathy
    The Ohio State University Law and Leadership Institute (LLI) joins with community partners to offer promising students from under-served high schools the skills, knowledge, and encouragement needed to overcome the odds and graduate from college and post-graduate study. OSU's Law and Leadership Institute enters a student's academic life in eighth grade. Those selected attend a five-week, full-day academic program at OSU Moritz College, where the learning atmosphere differs dramatically from that of a regular school.
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    The Girls Circle Project
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Pitstick, Vicki
    The Girls Circle Project is designed to train college women to facilitate Girls Circles in Columbus-area schools and agencies. A Girls Circle, made up of two college women cofacilitators and five to 10 young girls, is meant to both empower young girls and also to foster healthy relationships among them.
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    The Dental H.O.M.E. (Health Outreach Mobile Experience) Coach
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Bean, Canise; Whisler, Rachel
    Dental care is the #1 unmet health care need in Ohio. The College of Dentistry's H.O.M.E. Coach is a mobile dental clinic that helps to bridge this gap by providing oral health care and education to underserved children in Columbus and surrounding communities. The Dental H.O.M.E. Coach is an outreach program that strives to meet the oral health needs of Ohioans in key underserved areas. The program focuses on three main goals: 1. To provide underserved children with oral health care that offers them a dental "home." 2. To expose dental students to an array of hands-on learning experiences that include pediatric dentistry treatments performed under the supervision of OSU faculty members. 3. To positively impact the problem of access to oral health care for Ohio's families. The Dental H.O.M.E. Coach brings dentists and dental treatment to children at local schools during regular classroom hours. The Coach is staffed by faculty-supervised senior dental students and dental assistants who provide comprehensive treatment that includes diagnostic and preventive care, restorative dentistry, digital radiography, and minor surgery.
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    The Green Building Service-Learning Program
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Chen, Qian
    The Green Building Service-Learning Program was designed to provide hands-on learning experience to OSU students enrolled in the Green Building and Sustainable Construction course for solving real-world problems. It also aimed to serve the sustainable development needs of local communities by offering research/outreach services, technical assistance, and hands-on field activities.
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    The Ohio State University Endeavor Center
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Driggs, Jerry
    The Ohio State University's Endeavor Center is a vibrant example of how universities and community partners collaborate to make a shared vision a reality and how economically distressed communities in the Appalachian region benefit. The Endeavor Center became a reality in 2005 after 15 years of community commitment and collaboration.
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    The OHIO Project
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Bean, Canise; Whisler, Rachel
    As part of OSU's mission of service learning, the College of Dentistry is working to address the number one unmet health need in Ohio - access to dental care. Through the OHIO Project, the College of Dentistry trains excellent, socially aware dental practitioners. Students receive clinical training in a variety of settings, including college-based comprehensive care and specialty clinics, as well as community-based dental clinics. Nearly 1.2 million working-aged adults (18 - 64 years of age) in Ohio report that they have dental care needs that have not been met.Fifty-one percent of children in Ohio have experienced tooth decay by the third grade. More than 3.9 million Ohio adults (45 percent) over 18 years of age have no dental insurance - almost three times more than the number of Ohio adults without medical insurance.
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    The Columbus-Athens Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) at The Ohio State University
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Bahn, Terry Chip
    The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is improving the health of vulnerable people now and for the future by developing a corps of Leaders in Service—professionals skilled in creating positive change with and in our communities, our health and human service systems, and our world. Launched in September 2010 and hosted by the OSU College of Medicine, the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program administers and supports 12-month community service Fellowships that are conducted in Columbus and Athens. Participants are students whose fields of study and/or personal interests are relevant to the goals and mission of the program. Schweitzer Fellows design and carry out projects that provide at least 200 hours of service in partnership with an existing community agency and under the supervision of an academic and community-based mentor. Fellows also attend an orientation retreat and monthly meetings and participate in reflective leadership development programming.
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    The Bridge: Issue Analysis Process -- Connecting FFA Students with Employers
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Gibson, Frank
    Empowering students to develop analytical skills that are critical for today's workforce and for fostering economic growth in their communities is the overarching theme of this Alber Enterprise Center project. FFA students will participate in producing the facilitator's kit for the newly crafted "The Bridge: Issue Analysis Process." After polishing their facilitation skills, the students will ultimately use The Bridge with Hardin County businesses to analyze workplace issues, determine solutions, and create action plans.
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    Sustainable Futures for Linden Village: A Model for Increasing Social Capital and the Quality of Life in an Urban Neighborhood
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2013-05-02) Lara, Jesus J.; Chen, Victoria; Acey, Charisma
    The "Sustainable Futures for Linden Village" project is a partnership between OSU faculty in the Colleges of Engineering, Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Greater Linden Development Corporation (GLDC). It closely relates to a comprehensive local redevelopment initiative, designed to revitalize and improve a target urban area surrounding the Linden McKinley STEM Academy. This initiative integrates urban revitalization, home rehabilitation, energy retrofit, repair and maintenance with sustainable development goals.