Engaged Scholars: Volume 4 (2016)

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Poster presentations from the 2016 Engagement Forum


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    Teaching Microscopy: A Changing Paradigm
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Boona, Isabel; Scheltens, Frank
    This program will be one of the first collaborations between a multidisciplinary microscopy facility and a local high school. The intent is to introduce high school students to the concept of microscopy based materials examination through the development of teaching modules that can be incorporated into a curriculum as part of an existing course or as stand-alone senior level projects. The program will make use of CEMAS developed digital theater and remote instrument access capabilities.
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    Testing Efficacy of a Theory-Based Nutrition Education Recreation and Fitness Program Aimed at Preventing Unhealthy Weight Gain in Disadvantaged Children during Summer Months: Negative Results with Policy Implications
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Hopkins, Laura; Gunther, Carolyn
    Data indicate that school-aged children, particularly disadvantaged, experience unhealthy gains in BMI at a rate two to three times as fast during the summer versus academic months. Few efforts have been directed at implementing evidence-based programming to prevent this negative trend. Pilot tested in 2015, Camp NERF 2016 was a citywide scale up of an 8-week, multi-component (nutrition, physical activity (PA), and mental health) theory-based program for disadvantaged school-age children in grades K-5 coupled with the USDA Summer Food Service Program.
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    Teen Hleath: Live: Using Radio To Promote Teen Voices in Media
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Presser, Brynne; Mostow, Jackie
    Empower and increase awareness of relevant health issues in the South Side Community.
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    Star House: Services, Training, Advocacy and Research on Behalf of Homeless Youth
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Slesnick, Natasha
    Star House integrates research, teaching and community service to provide central Ohio's 1,200-1,500 youth experiencing homelessness with a safe respite from the streets and connections to a chance for productive lives. Leaders and staff partner with the broader Ohio State and central Ohio community to facilitate services to this vulnerable, underserved population.
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    Successful Co-Parenting: A Family Stability Program
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Irving, Carmen
    The Successful Co-Parenting program aims to familiarize parents with information, skills, and techniques to minimize the negative effect of separation and divorce on children and promote positive adjustment during the divorce process. The curriculum is divided into three main sections: Taking Care of You, Taking Care of Your Child, and Taking Care of Your New Co-Parent Relationship. To complement the program, a participant booklet is included to use during the class and for future reference.
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    Stone Lab Hooks Students on Science
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Banicki, Jill Jentes
    Stone Laboratory, Ohio State University's Island Campus on Lake Erie, is a living laboratory where students from grade four through adults learn about Lake Erie, Ohio's most valuable natural resource. With hands-on activities, Stone Lab immerses its students in science. From capturing fish on Stone Lab research vessels to examining lake sediments under microscopes, students experience firsthand what it takes to be a scientist and steward of Lake Erie. The program, which is Ohio Sea Grant's education arm, teaches 20,000 people every year.
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    Sustained Professional Development for Science Teachers Through Modeling Instruction
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Harper, Kathy
    An OSU team with experience in chemistry, physics, and engineering has partnered with Ohio teachers for the past twelve years to offer summer workshops, along with school-year follow-up sessions, for in-service teachers. These workshops are structured with the Modeling Instruction approach, which combines teacher development in both content understanding and pedagogy.
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    StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Paumier, Vince
    Encompassing 11 Ohio counties, StrikeForce leverages the U.S. Department of Agriculture's arsenal of resources to address persistent poverty across America. Using mid-decade census demographic data, USDA identifies tracts with more than 20 percent poverty and then focuses on sub-pockets of chronic poverty. Team members will collaborate with state and local officials as well as community leaders to increase awareness of USDA programs and help build long-term, self-sustaining economic viability through intensive outreach and technical assistance.
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    smART::ART Integrated Formal and Informal STEAM Education
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Grzybowski, Deborah
    Engineering is an inherently creative process. The smART project seeks to engage underrepresented populations in those creative processes and in so doing, generate a better understanding of the interrelated domains of engineering, science, technology and visual art. Research has shown that some individuals avoid STEM engagement due to fear and/or lack of exposure to STEM concepts in their early years. Often these same individuals self-select into the arts. Moreover, the engineering workforce lacks gender and racial/ethnic diversity, which limits its creative potential. To explore this issue, this project uses an arts-oriented approach within a multi-cultural after-school setting to create a more diverse pool of students and teachers who are STEM literate and STEM comfortable. The project has produced a comprehensive arts-integrated STEM curriculum for middle-school informal learning environments.
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    Can Financial Education Reduce Food Insecurity? Evidence from an Asset-Building Program for Families in Poverty
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Loibl, Caezilia
    This study examines food insecurity among children of participants in a federally funded, intensive financial education program in the United States, the Individual Development Account (IDA) program. The goal was to evaluate the effectiveness of program participation in reducing food insecurity. The characteristics of IDA program families match closely the demographics of food insecure households: female-headed, single-parent families; African American and Hispanic families; families with lower educational attainment and a higher number of children.
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    Special Olympics Ohio
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Burdett, Kate
    The mission of Special Olympics Ohio is to provide year-round sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The concept of Special Olympics began in the early 1960s when Eunice Kennedy Shriver started a day camp for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The first national meet was held in 1968 for 1,000 athletes from the U.S. and Canada. Shortly thereafter, Ohio began a Special Olympics program under the name of the Ohio Athletic Association. Special Olympics Ohio became incorporated in 1975. Today, there are Special Olympics programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 150 different countries around the world.
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    Service Learning to Instill Sustainable Business Practices
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Drobny, Neil; Marquette, Tanis
    Ohio State partnered with Hexion, Inc. to develop a hands-on course in which students in the EEDS (Environmental, Economy, Development & Sustainability) major could have the experience to develop strategic responses to authentic business challenges.
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    Spirit Leads My Needle: The Big Chiefs of Carnival
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Cope, Virginia
    Students worked with faculty and a filmmaker to create a moving documentary that captures the artistry and resilience of New Orleans' Mardi Gras Indians, fighting to preserve a 150-year-old neighborhood parading tradition. Each year African American practitioners "mask Indian" by appearing on the streets in elaborate, hand sewn suits of the finest beads and feathers, confronting other tribes in ritualistic encounters that involve chanting, dancing and competition for the "prettiest" suits.
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    Securing the Future Workforce- Certifying Direct Care Workers in Long-Term Care
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Johnson, Anne
    A "perfect storm" is brewing in the elder care industry: a shortage of direct care workers, nurses, and family caregivers; and an elderly population reaching significant numbers by 2030. This storm is beginning to impact delivery of long-term healthcare services. OSU CARES grant for 2016 will fund the development of an Elder Care Certification, creating a curriculum for entry-level staff including topics in gerontology as well as soft skills required for quality, elder-centered care.
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    Scientific Thinkers at Innis Elementary
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Trividel, Nandini
    The Ohio State University and Innis Elementary, presently under Academic Emergency, partner in a program called Scientific Thinkers to motivate the next generation of scientific thinkers from parts of our society that are traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields. The program accomplishes a three-pronged benefit: confidence building in the elementary students, improvement of communication skills for graduate and undergraduate volunteer scientists, and inspiration and growth through new hands on activities for elementary school teachers.
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    Real Money. Real World. Youth Financial Literacy Program
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Showalter, Kim
    Ohio State University Extension has earned state-wide recognition for this communitybased youth financial literacy program. The peer reviewed RMRW curriculum brings together the local business community, schools, and OSU Extension to provide youth, ages 12-19 a hands-on learning experience in the role of an adult paying for monthly living expenses. Through five class-room lessons, and a spending simulation, youth explore how career choice impacts future income and leave with a better understanding of the challenging realities of money management as adults.
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    School of Environment and Natural Resources Youth Environmental Education Initiative
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Lekies, Kristi
    The Youth Environmental Education and Outreach Initiative offers activities that develop awareness and appreciation of the natural environment, environmental knowledge, and outdoor skills. Activities include: 1) experiential opportunities for direct, hands-on experiences in outdoor settings; 2) educational opportunities on natural resource, climate, and sustainability topics; 3) leadership development through youth summits; and 4) community outreach through workshops, publications, and media. Projects are located in the Columbus area, Ohio, and American Samoa.
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    Reducing Barriers to Entry for the Direct Sales of Local Foods in Ohio
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Barrett, Eric
    Ohio's direct food and farm marketers are voicing concerns regarding barriers to entry, including steep costs for compliance. Current laws, rules and interpretations vary. Some regulations are not up to date with research. OSU Extension, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and The John Glenn College of Public Affairs are seeking input from across Ohio to summarize the status of and suggested changes to Ohio's regulations on local foods sales.
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    Project LIFE: Lifestyle Improvement through Faith and Empowerment
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Leonard, LaKeesha N.
    Project LIFE's goal is to equip and empower African American women to live healthier lives by engaging in regular physical activity and improving their nutritional habits.
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    R.A.M.P. Up to a Fresh Start! (Real Application Mentorship Program)
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2016-05-03) Kennedy, Veronica; Noss, Allison
    R.A.M.P. Up works to empower youth to explore and pursue healthy nutritional options collaborate with youth to develop independent living skills, and develop positive mentorship relationships with youth.